Part 1: Go Themes in Woodblock Prints|
A collection of essay's tracing go's cultural heritage from ancient China through to the Edo period (1600-1868) in Japan. This part consists of the following ten chapters.
Chapter 1: The Immortals
Chapter 2: The Four Accomplishments
Chapter 3: General Guan Yu
Chapter 4: Grand Minister Kibi at the Tang Court
Chapter 5: Prince Genji
Chapter 6: Raiko and the Ground Spider
Chapter 7: Go-Board Tadanobu
Chapter 8: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Chapter 9: The Gallant Jiraiya
Chapter 10: Scenes of Daily Life
Part 2: Color Plates
This 80-page section presents 75 prints in full color, depicting scenes from the stories in Part 1. Among the great ukiyo-e artists whose works are shown are: Toyokuni I, Toyokuni III (Kunisada), Kuniyoshi, Kunichika, Utamaro, Harunobu, Kyosai, Yoshitoshi, Sharaku, and Hokusai. The works of these artists represent the various periods and genres in the history of ukiyo-e.
Part 3: Commentaries on the Prints
Each of the prints presented in Part 2 is explained in detail. Interesting features of the prints are pointed out and the poems and inscription are translated into English.
|[Title]||Japanese Prints and the World of Go|
|[Authors]||William Pinckard and Akiko Kitagawa|
|[Languages]||Bi-lingual: English and Japanese side by side|
|[Format]||Soft cover; 29.6 cm x 21 cm (11.7 inches x 8.5 inches)|
|[Number of pages]||204 pages|
|[Price]||US$65.00 + Shipping|
|[Publication date]||Now available|