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    Tattoos of the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Motifs in the Japanese Tattoo (Paperback) By (author) Takahiro Kitamura, By (author) Katie M. Kitamura

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    DescriptionThis unique book by tattoo artist Takahiro Kitamura (Horitaka, a pupil 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 place among the other art forms. A range of typical ukiyo-e motifs in the Japanese tattoo are discussed and illustrated by the original Japanese prints, and sketches, drawings and tattoos by tattoo master Hiroyoshi III.


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    Title
    Tattoos of the Floating World
    Subtitle
    Ukiyo-e Motifs in the Japanese Tattoo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Takahiro Kitamura, By (author) Katie M. Kitamura
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 120
    Width: 225 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 596 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789074822459
    ISBN 10: 9074822452
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    BIC E4L: BEA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24660
    BISAC V2.8: ART019000
    BIC subject category V2: AFY, 1FPJ
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GT2345
    DC21: 391.650952
    BISAC V2.8: ART055000
    LC subject heading:
    Illustrations note
    colour photos
    Publisher
    KIT Publishers
    Imprint name
    KIT Publishers
    Publication date
    30 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Amersterdam