Japanese Prints During The Allied Occupation 1945-1952..
Bound in original black cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, which has light wear at edges, including tail of spine. A little wear to extremities and damp spotting, but otherwise a very good copy.
British Museum Press.,
Onchi koshiro, ernst hacker and the first thursday society.
4to. 9 x 11 inches. 128 pp.
Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white,
Catalogue of the post-war Japanese print collection held at the British Museum, featuring one hundred items preceded by over forty pages of history and descriptive analysis. The school of printmakers under the leadership of Onchi Koshiro (1891-1955), who had established the First Thursday Society at his home about 1939, received appreciation from connoisseurs among the occupying forces and administrators, notably the American graphic artist, Ernst Hacker (1917-87), posted to Tokyo. The Hacker Archive was later donated to the British Museum. The compiler, Leonard Smith is a former Keeper of Japanese Antiquities at the Museum.
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