Tattoos of the Floating World by Takahiro Kitamura
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Tattoos of the Floating World
By Takahiro Kitamura

Tattoos of the Floating World

Ukiyo-e Motifs in the Japanese Tattoo

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Format: Paperback

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Tattoos of the Floating World by Takahiro Kitamura

Book Description

This unique book by tattoo artist Takahiro Kitamura (Horitaka, an apprentice of Horiyoshi III) discusses the art of the Japanese tattoo in the context of Ukiyo-e, concentrating on the parallel histories of the woodblock print and the tattoo. Through high quality illustrations it shows that the Japanese tattoo is highly reliant on and linked to the woodblock print, and that it deserves a position among the other art forms. With special focus on tattoo artist Horiyoshi III and an essay by Don Ed Hardy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789074822459
ISBN-10: 9074822452
Format: Paperback
(225mm x 280mm x 10mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: KIT Publishers
Publisher: KIT Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: Netherlands

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