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Author Thompson, Sarah E. (Sarah Elizabeth), 1951- author.

Title Tattoos in Japanese prints / Sarah E. Thompson.

Publication Info. Boston : MFA publications, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    769.952 THO    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 151 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 145) and index.
Summary This book tells the fascinating story of how, in the early nineteenth century, the color woodblock prints known as ukiyo-e first inspired tattoo artists as the pictorial tradition of tattooing in Japan was just beginning. It explores the Japanese tattoo's evolving meanings, from symbol of devotion to punishment and even to crime, and reveals the tales behind specific motifs. With lush, colorful images of flowers blooming on the arm of a thief, sea monsters coiling across the back of a hero, and legendary warriors battling on the chests of actors, the tattoos in these prints can offer the same vivid inspiration today as they did two hundred years ago.
Subject Museum of Fine Arts, Boston -- Catalogs.
Prints, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868 -- Catalogs.
Color prints, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868.
Tattooing in art.
Tattooing -- Japan.
Added Author Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, publisher.
ISBN 9780878468461

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