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Hell in Japanese Art

Yokai Wonderland - More from YUMOTO Koichi Collection: Supernatural Beings in Japanese Art -

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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Release date in US / Europe: Oct / 2017
The Art of the Dinosaur : Illustrations by the Top Paleoartists in the World
The Art of the Dinosaur : Illustrations by the Top Paleoartists in the World
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Elaborate dinosaur art by contemporary Paleoartists. These astonishing images of dinosaurs will overturn our conventional ideas about them.

This is an art collection of dinosaur illustrations by nine of the world°«s most technically and aesthetically accomplished paleoartists today. Each dinosaur is reproduced elaborately and faithfully based on the most recent scientific discoveries, and their astonishing appearance will overturn
readers°« conventional ideas about dinosaurs.

Paleoart is any original artistic manifestation that attempts to reconstruct or depict prehistoric life according to the latest knowledge and scientific evidence in paleontology today. Paleoart first became extremely popular during the 1990s following the megahit Jurassic Park (1993) and was enhanced by advances in computer graphics technology. Since 2000, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology has awarded the Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize for achievement in the field.

The artists in this collection present a selection of their works that show not only the dynamism of this artistic genre, but also the great detail and individual technique of each art work itself. The artistic renderings are the result of collaborations with paleontologists and are based on the most recent discoveries. The artists°« own words about their professional focus, their methods and techniques and how they became fascinated with dinosaur art, are also presented. Informative captions include the name, habitat and time period of each dinosaur, along with the media and software used in each art work.

Dinosaur fans, fantasy art fans as well as 3D art professionals and students will enjoy exploring the world of dinosaur art today with this book.

Luis V.Rey, Zhao Chuang, James Kuether, Davide Bonadonna, Sergey Krasovskiy, Rodolfo Nogueira, Masato Hattori, Emily Willoughby, Raul Martin

Kazuo Terakado is a renowned Japanese science journalist, TV commentator, and a senior researcher at Japan Space Forum. His reportage spans a wide range of science topics, from paleontology to space, from life sciences to global issues, and beyond, to art, literature and science fiction. He was the managing editor of Newton, the immensely popular science magazine in Japan for 20 years, since the time of the first issue in 1981. During his time at Newton he also published numerous science books. Over the past 40 years, Terakado has been covering the development of the study of dinosaurs, and during that time he has witnessed a dramatic evolution in the world of dinosaur art, or °»paleoart°…. This book is a collection of his favorite works by contemporary paleoartists from around the planet.
Author : Kazuo Terakado (Editor)
Size : 210mm°Ŗ297mm
Pages : 200 pages (full color)
Binding : Hardbound
Release Date : Jul/2017
Language : English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,500.00
Icons of Europe: The Story of Flower Art
Icons  of Europe: The Story of Flower Art
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Beautiful flowers in European art and the romantic stories behind the art pieces

This is the latest title in the popular art book series Icons of Europe. It focuses on °»Flowers°… in European art and contains over 300 artworks and iconography from ancient times to the 20th century. Since flowers are a very popular theme among artists, there are a variety of works that feature flowers, including paintings, sketches, architectural decorations, ornaments, cloth and more. This book also describe each of the flowers that are illustrated in famous artworks such as Primavera and The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli, Spring by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, and Flowers in a Wooden Tub by Jan Brueghel. This book will surprise and inspire art fans and flower lovers alike.
Author : Hiroshi Unno
Size : 257°Ŗ186mm
Pages : 360Pages (Full Color)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Aug/2017
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $3,200.00
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Hell in Japanese Art
Hell in Japanese Art
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A collection of imaginative (and even humorous) illustrations of hell and other underworld realms in Japanese art works. A great reference for artists and illustrators.

This art book showcases depictions of hell in Japanese art from the 12th century to the 19th century. It features a large collection of masterpieces presented with details and enlargements from the works. These images are of aesthetic, thought-provoking, frightening and wickedly funny.

The single-volume collection focuses primarily on works designated as Japanese National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties and features the various depictions of hell by prominent artists such as Kazunobu Kano, Nichosai, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka and Kyosai Kawanabe. It is a must-see for artists, illustrators and anyone interested in representations of hell.

This volume also features the 19th century woodblock-printed edition of Ojoyoshu (The Essentials of Rebirth in the Pure Land) written by the medieval Buddhist monk Genshin (942 - 1017) and is accompanied by modern bilingual text. Written in 985, this influential Buddhist text is often compared with Dante's La Divina Commedia (La Divine Comedie/The Divine Comedy). Its brutal scenes of underworld realms display the suffering and cruelty one might endure as a consequence of harmful acts committed in life or the judgement by the Ten Kings of Hell. These ideas of hell in Ojoyoshu have played an enduring role in inspiring Japanese Buddhist paintings and other subsequent texts, particularly from the medieval period onward, and are vividly portrayed in the painting featured in this volume.
Essays from historians of both Japanese art and Buddhism are also included in bilingual text.

Art direction and planning by Takaoka Kazuya

Text by Kajitani Ryoji (Honorary Member of the Nara National Museum) and Nishida Naoki (Professor of Sakushin Gakuin University Women's College)
Size : 304 x 210 mm
Pages : 592 Pages (Full Color )
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Jul/2017
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $5,900.00
April 2018 release in the US / Europe
Yokai Wonderland - More from YUMOTO Koichi Collection: Supernatural Beings in Japanese Art -
Yokai Wonderland - More from YUMOTO Koichi Collection: Supernatural Beings in Japanese Art -
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A newly revealed collection of Japanese art featuring yokai, the monsters of Japanese folklore

Yokai are a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore. In the Edo period (1603-1868), many artists, such as Hokusai Katsushika or Kuniyoshi Utagawa, created works featuring yokai that were inspired by folklore or their own imaginations. This book contains a lot of art works of Japanese yokai from the Edo period to today and includes not only paintings but also wood block prints, scrolls, ceramics, kimonos, wooden sculptures, magazines, children°«s toys, such as board games, and more.

This is the second series from the Yokai Museum and showcases a new collection of works, including never-before-seen works. All of the works featured in this book are from the personal collection of Koichi Yumoto, who will be opening the Yokai Museum in Hiroshima in 2018. Yumoto°«s own commentary on the works and the history of yokai are also included.

This book will certainly appeal to Japanese art lovers, fans of yokai and also to those who are new to these fascinating supernatural creatures. It is also a valuable reference and source of inspiration for designers and illustrators.
Author : Koichi Yumoto
Size : 257mm°Ŗ182mm
Pages : 240 pages (Full color)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Jul/2017
Language : J/E bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,900.00