Japanese design magazine, circa 1902
July 15, 2014 5:46 PM   Subscribe


 
Man, they love their nugget birds!
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 6:09 PM on July 15, 2014 [1 favorite]


Very pretty; anyone have any idea which "famous artists" did which images? I notice that the book originally belonged to Robert W. Chanler. Man, there's a fascinating dude--one of the forgotten stars of the famous New York Armory Show. You can see a lot of Japanese influence in his work, of course, especially the screens.
posted by yoink at 6:52 PM on July 15, 2014


I didn't have anything to do for the rest of the week anyway.

Entrancing.

Thanks
posted by mule98J at 7:25 PM on July 15, 2014


Very nice, thanks. Volume 2
posted by unliteral at 9:02 PM on July 15, 2014


Very nice.

These are are generally in the style of "Nishiki-e," color woodblock prints (although these magazines were probably printed on offset presses). The National Diet Library has tons of this stuff online, if you can find it.

The NDL search function is in Japanese only, so I will just point you to this gallery in English. I particularly recommend the Rare Books gallery and look at the ehon link.
posted by charlie don't surf at 9:26 PM on July 15, 2014


My wife and I just caught “Kimono for a Modern Age, 1900–1960” at LACMA. Not at all what I was expecting, but very cool.
posted by sebastienbailard at 9:39 PM on July 15, 2014


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