Posts Tagged With japanese art

Jakuchū gajō

At first sight, the “Jakuchū gajō” by Jakuchū Itō looks like a hefty read disguised in a beautifully-bound cover. From the outside, the two thick volumes of the book can be seen. They look as if they each contain hundreds of pages. Upon closer examination, one can see that the pages are made from thick…

William H. Bradley

Penfield, Edward, and Pollard, Percival. Posters in miniature. New York: R.H. Russell (1896), pg 240.   The American designer William H. Bradley is one of the most influential designers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Regarded as the “American Aubrey Beardsley,” Bradley left behind a legacy of incorporating many  styles into design due…

The Twins by William Bradley

Mellby, Julie. “The Twins.” Princeton University, The Trustees of Princeton University, 3 Oct. 2011.   The name William H. Bradley is now synonymous with American Art Nouveau. It was through his work on advertizing posters for the magazine The Chap Book that Bradley refined his style, and made his name known. In order to advertise…