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The Art of Decadence: European Fantasy Art of the Fin-de-Siècle°°

Animals by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-e Paper Book

Christian Boltanski<br>Animitas – Les âmes qui murmurent<br>

A Thousand and One Nights: The Art of Folklore, Literature, Poetry, Fashion & Book Design of the Islamic World

Bonsai, Reprint Edition

The World of Mucha: A Journey to Two Fairylands: Paris and Czech

French Antique Textiles: Collections Made and Imported by Mulhouse, Toiles de Jouy and Souleiado

Jakuchu: The 300th Anniversary of his Birth

Something Wicked from Japan: Ghosts, Demons & Yokai in Ukiyo-e Masterpieces

Alain Grée: Works by the French Illustrator from the 1960s-70s

The World of Aquirax Uno°«s Fantasy Illustrations

Beautiful Book Designs: From the Middle Ages to the Mid 20th Century

Erotica in Japanese Contemporary Art II: Contemporary Art, Hyperrealism, Photography and Steampunk

Surprise! by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-e Paper Book

Cats by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-e Paper Book

TAISHO KIMONO: Beauty of Japanese Modernity in 1910s & 20s

Shunga - Aesthetics of Japanese Erotic Art by Ukiyo-e Masters

Japanese Erotica in Contemporary Art: Paintings, Illustrations, Dolls and more

Harry Clarke: An Imaginative Genius in Illustrations and Stained-glass Arts

The Art of Japanese Dyeing Patterns: Kamawanu Collection of Tenugui: Japanese Cotton Cloth

Aubrey Beardsley: The Decadent Magician of the Light and the Darkness

Dreaming Girls: Art Collection of Macoto Takahashi

Traditional Japanese Patterns and Motifs

Yokai Museum: The Art of Japanese Supernatural Beings from YUMOTO Koichi Collection

Manga: The Pre-History of Japanese Comics

Mushroom Botanical Art

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Sep'17 in Europe, Dec'17 in USA
The Art of Decadence: European Fantasy Art of the Fin-de-Siècle°°
The Art of Decadence: European Fantasy Art of the Fin-de-Siècle°°
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A magnificent visual history of Decadence, Aestheticism and Symbolism presented by Hiroshi Unno

Across time and space, the motifs and images of Decadence are repeatedly depicted in literature, fine arts, music and other art forms. This book presents numerous historically important art works spanning from the 19th century to Surrealism, including notable European illustrators such as Odilon Redon, Gustav Klimt, Gustave Moreau, Aubrey Vincent Beardsley and much more.

Each chapter comprehensively showcases such art works, grouping them by stylistic category or artistic movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; Symbolism in France, Germany and Belgium; Wiener Secession; Art Nouveau and Art Deco; Eroticism; book illustrators; Surrealist artists and so on. This collection also explores the theme of the femme fatale through representations of Sirens, mermaids and witches, as well as characters from Greek mythology, modern literary works, and so on.

Approximately 370 great art works are presented in a stylish layout designed by Reiko Harajo, the renowned book designer and creator of the gorgeous book designs of past PIE titles: George Barbier, William Morris and Harry Clarke. These art titles are available in English and include columns on themes related to these works.

The Art of Decadence is sure to become a most treasured book for artists and illustrators, especially those with a keen interest in 19th century European Art.

About the author:
Hiroshi Unnno was born in 1939 in Tokyo. Unno writes on art, cinema, music, urbanism, novels, flower arranging and more. His recent titles released by PIE International – °»Avant-Garde Graphics in Russia°…, °»William Morris°…, °»Harry Clarke°…, °»Beautiful Book Design°…, °»The World of Mucha°…, °»A Thousand and One Nights°… – are recognizable all over the world.


Chapter 1 : Simbolism°«s European Tour (p25 - )
Chapter 2 : Decadence, Modern: Another Fin-de-Siècle (p209 - )
Chapter 3 : The Iconography of Fin-de-Siècle (p329-)
The chart of European Fantasy Art History included.
Author : Hiroshi Unno
Size : 257°Ŗ186mm
Pages : 400Pages (Full Color)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Apr/2017
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,800.00
Nov'17 in Europe, Dec'17 in USA
Animals by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-e Paper Book
Animals by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-e Paper Book
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Experience the humorous and satirical Ukiyo-e world of Kuniyoshi Utagawa.

In old Tokyo, known as °»Edo°… during the early modern period, fashion snaps and entertainment magazines came in the form of °»Ukiyo-e°… (°»pictures of the floating world°…). There were many Ukiyo-e shops in Edo, which sold various woodblock prints, just as news agents or book shops sell magazines or posters today. Each Ukiyo-e print was sold individually to customers, who bought these beautifully printed sheets of paper to learn the most up-to-date trends of the day, and who also sometimes enjoyed them as artworks or as interior decor by displaying them on their walls.

Following the success of Cats by Kuniyoshi and Surprise! by Kuniyoshi, this new title showcases 60 art reproductions of various animals featured in the woodblock prints of the outstanding Ukiyo-e master UTAGAWA Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). Sparrows, foxes, whales, goldfishes, octopus and many other animals are depicted humorously and satirically alongside human subjects.

For added interest, each of the 60 prints can be removed easily, offering today°«s readers a fun and authentic way to appreciate Ukiyo-e. The simple, yet unique, design on the back side of each page offers readers even more creative ideas.

Publisher: Daifuku Shorin

Author : Nobuhisa Kaneko
Size : 257°Ŗ182mm
Pages : 152 Pages (Ņř»«•ę•ť°ľ/őĘ∂‚Ņß)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Apr/2017
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $1,800.00
Christian Boltanski
Animitas – Les âmes qui murmurent
Christian Boltanski<br>Animitas – Les âmes qui murmurent<br>
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An official catalog of Christian Boltanski°«s first solo exhibition, held in Tokyo

Born in 1944 in Paris, Christian Boltanski is a contemporary French Conceptual artist. He is best known for his photographic installations, the painter, sculptor and filmmaker. Throughout his career, he has revived memories filtered out in the course of history, presenting the lives (existences) and deaths (extinctions) of anonymous individuals and of groups whose history is fading. His work can be found in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

This book is the official catalog of °»Christian Boltanski Animitas – Les âmes qui murmurent°…, Boltanki°«s first solo exhibition held in Tokyo, Japan. It is being held in the former residence of Prince Asaka, a building whose history was formed during a period of significant turning points. The book is uniquely designed by Shin Sobue, the prominent Japanese book designer.
Author : Christian Boltanski
Size : 290°Ŗ210mm
Pages : 100 Pages (Full Color)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Jan/2017
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,500.00
A Thousand and One Nights: The Art of Folklore, Literature, Poetry, Fashion & Book Design of the Islamic World
A Thousand and One Nights: The Art of Folklore, Literature, Poetry, Fashion & Book Design of the Islamic World
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A magnificent visual history of the Middle Eastern fairy tales that inspired European illustrators

Middle Eastern literature and poetry, including Arabian Nights and Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, has captured the imaginations of European people with its mysterious atmosphere and tales of exotic lands. From the 18th to the early 20th century, various European editions of these stories were published that included imaginative illustrations by notable European illustrators such as Kai Nielsen, Edmund Durac and others.

This book is a visual art collection of the world featured in such European illustrations and introduces the ancient Islamic manuscripts and art on which the illustrations are based. Islamic book design, ornaments and costumes of the time are also featured, giving readers a broad sense of the Islamic culture that has so inspired European artists.

This collection offers a unique introduction to the beauty of Islamic art and culture and is sure to become a treasured book for Islamic art lovers, too.
Author : Hiroshi Unno
Size : 257°Ŗ186mm
Pages : 296 Pages (Full Color)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Nov/2016
Language : Japanese, some English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,900.00
Bonsai, Reprint Edition
Bonsai, Reprint Edition
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Expressing the beauty of the seasons

Bonsai is the art of growing miniature potted trees. It is a true art form that requires special techniques such as pruning, wiring, fertilizing and watering. In addition to enjoying the visual aesthetic of bonsai trees, people also appreciate the effort put into their creation and cultivation. In Japan, these graceful creations are often displayed in living rooms as symbols of the beauty of nature.
During the Edo period, bonsai became a popular hobby enjoyed by nobles and common people alike, and it is still a popular pastime for enthusiasts all over the world. Over the years, bonsai has come to be considered more of an art form than a simple hobby because of the appreciation and patronage of bonsai by people of noble birth, including the Japanese Imperial Family.

Bonsai, Reprint Edition is a collection of exquisite photographs of bonsai trees. Arranged by month, this reprint edition features many seasonal examples of these exquisite miniature trees throughout the year, now in a more compact and economical format.


Author : Kunio Kobayashi
Size : 210°Ŗ152mm
Pages : 288Pages° Full Color°ň
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Nov/2016
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,800.00
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