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Crows, Cranes and Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson 1877-1945 [Hardcover]

By Amy Reigle Newland (Author), Jan Perrée (Author) & Robert Schaap (Author)
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Little is known about the print artist Koson, whose career commenced at a time when the Ukiyo-e print tradition was dying out and the shin hanga ('new print') movement had not yet begun. He received little recognition in Japan but many of his prints of birds and flowers, characterised by their peaceful charm, were sold abroad, mainly in the United States and Europe, where things Japanese found an eager market. Japan only recently honoured Koson with an exhibition, organised after the discovery of some valuable material, including many of his original paintings and sketches. This book about Koson is the first Western publication of his oeuvre of prints and paintings, based upon a private Dutch collection. It provides all known information on the artist's life and work, his teachers and publishers, facsimiles of his signatures and seals and illustrations of an estimated ninety percent of his total print output. The definitive reference book for Koson collectors.



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Studio: Hotei Publishing
Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.9" Width: 9.8" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   3.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Hotei Publishing
ISBN  907482238X  
ISBN13  9789074822381  


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Koson, Shoson or Hoson  Jan 11, 2007
It is not offen, even in the world of Japanese woodblocks that one finds an artist with three different names but here he is. Family name - Ohara. Artist name - well, that depends on who was publishing his prints. He used the name "Koson" (taken from his teacher Suzuki Kason) in the early years when his works were published by Kokkeido and Daikokuya. When he worked with publisher Watanabe, he used "Shoson" and then finally "Hoson" for the prints published by Kawaguchi. This book has a brief but good review of his career. Koson's work is almost entirely focused on the natural world. There are 179 annotated color plates in the main body of the book. These are all from the collection of Jan Perree and while not a complete collection, they are representative. What makes the book a complete catalogue is the checklist section which lists all the known woodblocks with a thumbnail of each, usually in color. The final section on signatures and seals is most helpful.
 
Love Ohara Koson, but would have liked a better book  Jul 15, 2003
Instead of trying to include so many smaller photos of the artist's prints, I would have loved to see some larger photos. This is more of a catalog of Ohara Koson's work, instead of a great way to see the work in all it's glory.
 
Love Ohara Koson, but would have liked a better book  Jul 15, 2003
Instead of trying to include so many smaller photos of the artist's prints, I would have loved to see some larger photos. This is more of a catalog of Ohara Koson's work, instead of a great way to see the work in all it's glory.
 
Love Ohara Koson, but would have liked a better book  Jul 15, 2003
Instead of trying to include so many smaller photos of the artist's prints, I would have loved to see some larger photos. This is more of a catalog of Ohara Koson's work, instead of a great way to see the work in all it's glory.
 

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