Art & Design

Book Launch: Obtaining Images: Art, Production and Display in Edo Japan

23 March 2017, London

The Edo Period is known worldwide as one of the most vibrant and exciting times in the history of Japanese art. In this talk, Timon Screech takes us on an entertaining tour of Edo art and suggest ways in which art historical scholarship, and appreciation, can develop in diverse periods and fields. Drawing on significant examples from his book, Obtaining Images, he introduces the reader to important artists and their work, and describes how the most important features of Edo art developed.


Obtaining Images: Art, Production and Display in Edo Japan is not only the most expansive single-volume study of Edo art attempted in any language, but is the first that sets Edo painting, sculpture and the applied arts within the social context of their times, in terms of production and consumption. Ultimately, it equips readers with the keys to examining Japanese art for themselves.


The beautifully illustrated paperback edition of Obtaining Images will be launched at this event. Reaktion will be offering the book at £20 (£5 off RRP of £25)


Admission Free but booking is essential at:

23 March 2017, 6.00pm
Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle, London NW1 4QP

Tel:020 7486 4348

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation