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Partners in Print: Artistic Collaboration and the Ukiyo-e Market

Julie Nelson Davis


Through a discussion of collaboration in the genre of ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) this book offers a new approach to understanding the production and reception of print culture in early modern Japan. It demonstrates that this popular genre was the result of an exchange among publishers, designers, writers, carvers, printers, patrons, buyers, and readers. By recasting selected works from the later eighteenth century as examples of a network of commercial and artistic cooperation, Partners in Print expands our understanding of the dynamic processes of production, reception, and inte ... More

Keywords: Ukiyo-e, art, Japan, Edo, prints, floating world, publishing, Tokugawa period, illustrated books

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780824839383
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824839383.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julie Nelson Davis, author
University of Pennsylvania