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The Art Of The Japanese Postcard : Masterpieces from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection

Author: Kendall Brown, Leonard Lauder, Anne Nishimura Morse, et al.

The Art Of The Japanese Postcard : Masterpieces from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection

Author: Kendall Brown, Leonard Lauder, Anne Nishimura Morse, et al.

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Item #: D33962
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Publication Date: 2004
Publisher: MFA
ISBN: 9780878466689
Through the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan was a world center for postcard art. Rather than casual pieces, these cards were often designed by prominent artists, with a visual impact that belied their modest format. They also record the shifting definitions of "East" and "West" as European movements like Art Nouveau began to influence Japanese desi... More
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Through the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan was a world center for postcard art. Rather than casual pieces, these cards were often designed by prominent artists, with a visual impact that belied their modest format. They also record the shifting definitions of "East" and "West" as European movements like Art Nouveau began to influence Japanese designers. The 300 cards reproduced in this exhibit catalog from Museum of Fine Arts, Boston are astonishing not only for their beauty and the quality of their printing, but also for the insight they provide into a modernizing Japan and its fluid cultural interplay with Europe.


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