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Heroes of the Grand Pacification : Kuniyoshi's Taiheiki eiyu den - Elena Varshavskaya

Heroes of the Grand Pacification

Kuniyoshi's Taiheiki eiyu den

Hardcover Published: 30th May 2006
ISBN: 9789074822695
Number Of Pages: 189

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The book introduces the print-series Taiheiki eiyu den or 'Heroic Biographies' from the 'Tale of Grand Pacification', designed by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), who is considered the founder of the heroic genre in Japanese prints. The series is devoted to the final years of the sixteenth century civil wars and the key figure of the day, Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536?-98). All fifty prints of the series are reproduced in full colour. Each print is accompanied by a translation of the extensive texts incorporated into the composition and detailed historical and cultural commentaries. The introductory essay reviews the peculiarities of Kuniyoshi's warrior images, explores the roots of Toyotomi Hideyoshi's popularity and discusses the texts in the prints as a source of information on the late medieval warriors' outlook and battlefield practices.

Kuniyoshi's warriot prints set Taiheiki eiyu denp. 9
On Kuniyoshi's warriors againp. 9
Secret hero of townsmen : the image of Toyotomi Hideoyoshi in the popular culture of the Tokugawa periodp. 17
On the path to unification : chronology of the events represented in the setp. 28
The perfect warrior : Kuniyoshi's pictorial representation of martial attributesp. 33
Heroic biographies : texts on the printsp. 40
Kuniyoshi's Taiheiki eiyu den : format, production history and later reworkingsp. 45
Notesp. 55
Taikheiki eiyu den - prints and descriptions
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ISBN: 9789074822695
ISBN-10: 907482269X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 189
Published: 30th May 2006
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 29.67 x 25.1  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 1.55