Incorporating themes from classical, literary, and historical sources, Ukiyo-e artists painted the natural environment and interesting landmarks -- but their favorite subject was beautiful women. This collection of 30 charming illustrations, adapted from authentic woodblock prints, features lovely ladies in elegant kimonos playing musical instruments, boating, dancing, strolling, and engaged in other activities.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5Reminiscent of woodcuts, nicely done6 octobre 2009
Par m.a.r.i.l.y.n - Publié sur Amazon.com
The limited preview of books, especially of this nature, is understandable, but sometimes the preview doesn't really convey the majority of the contents. I ordered this book with crossed fingers, and luckily it turned out to be a good one. I thought "flipping" through might help others make a more informed decision, so I put together a quick video peek.
The pages are of good quality and printed on both sides. Thirty line illustrations, and 11 color plates (on the covers). In my opinion it's another winner from Dover Coloring Books, and makes me amenable to picking up some more titles by Ming-Ju Sun.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5Nice11 novembre 2010
Par C. Murphy - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is a very nice, very detailed coloring book. I was very impressed with the art and culture. Dover is awesome...
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4.0 étoiles sur 5Fun to color9 juin 2009
Par earthmotherofsix - Publié sur Amazon.com
This book had a perfect amount of assortment in it. Some indoors, some outdoors. I used colored pencils instead of crayons. It is nice to see some cultural background in the drawings. The hair-dos are about the same in every picture. I guess that it how they wear thier hair. The clothing is detailed and one can make it very colorful. I really like that the paper is white and sturdy, not faded and thin like some other coloring books.
4.0 étoiles sur 5Nearly Perfect For Me20 février 2014
Par KM - Publié sur Amazon.com
I googled the paintings the artists based these images off of. I noticed that sometimes the artist only drew the outline of certain portions of the models' hair, and did not fill the portions in, making the models' hair only partially black. Sometimes the artist added more details to the kimonos of the models than were in the original paintings, or omitted certain details. Personally, I would have preferred a little bit more accuracy, however, I should not assume this is necessarily a bad thing. Different people prefer different things. I should also point out that when the ukiyo-e paintings were popular, courtesans/prostitutes tied their obi sashes in the front (married women did this too, but they didn't dress as flashy as the courtesans). I've read this from several sources. Despite this, I noticed some women with their obis tied in the back were labeled as courtesans, even in some titles. I don't know if the titles were incorrectly translated, or if there were prostitutes who did not tie their obi in the front. It's very possible that I am incorrect.
5.0 étoiles sur 5Beautiful coloring book!25 mars 2012
Par Kittyfairy - Publié sur Amazon.com
The illustrations are lovely! The pages are thin enough to discourage coloring with marker, but then I think colored pencils are best suited for the intense detailing of these "Women of the Ukiyo-e". I would strongly recommend this coloring book to any Japanese culture lover!