Samurai Ghost and Monster Wars: Supernatural Art By Kuniyoshi
Kuniyoshi's series 108 Heroes Of The Suikoden from that year was revolutionary in its dynamics, colour and visual violence, epitomising the delirious, almost proto-psychedelic style with with the artist would recreate archetypal figures - both human and demonic - from Japanese myth over the ensuing decades.
SAMURAI GHOST AND MONSTER WARS, edited by Jack Hunter (who also edited the ground-breaking extreme ukiyo-e anthology "Dream Spectres”), collects and considers 100 of Kuniyoshi's most vivid and complex images of warriors, spectres, demons and monstrous beasts, presented in large-format and full-colour throughout. First in a dynamic new series presenting the cutting edge of 19th century Japanese art.
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Editor: Jack Hunter
Publisher: Shinbaku Books
Page Count: 144pp
Size: 8.75 x 11
Notes: softcover, revised & updated edition
Date of Publication: April 2015