Re: Ghost Prints

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Posted by Philippe Callier on November 10, 1999 at 01:46:32:

In Reply to: Ghost Prints posted by Lisa on November 09, 1999 at 21:33:08:


I found the following book very useful as an introduction to the theme of ghosts in Japanese prints (it is a collection of essays by various authors): Stephen Addis (editor), Japanese Ghosts and Demons: Art of the Supernatural, George Brazillier (New York) 1985. It is a catalogue of an exhibition of Japanese prints organized by the Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas University.
Another source that I found useful as a reference to get information on the stories behind the pictures is the old book by Henri Joly, "Legend in Japanese Art", originally published in 1908 but reprinted many times since. (The latest copies are published by Charles E. Tuttle (Rutland, Vermont, and Tokyo, Japan). It is organized as a dictionary, with 1,120 entries.
I hope this is useful. Enjoy your prints !

: Looking for more information on the meaning of Japanese ghost prints.
: Have four wood block prints that have images of ghost.Would like to know what they mean.

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