Edward Burr Van Vleck Collection of Japanese Prints

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The Van Vleck Collection of Japanese woodblock prints is one of the Chazen’s more important collections of more than 3700 prints collected by Edward Burr Van Vleck between 1910 and 1943. The collection includes the prints collected by Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan in the 1920s. This copiously illustrated catalog is the culmination of several years of intensive study and documentation and is the first step in making this impressive collection accessible to museum visitors and scholars.

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The Edward Burr Van Vleck collection of Japanese woodblock prints consists of just under 4,000 prints by 137 artists. It is reputed to be the eighth largest collection of Japanese prints in the United States. Roger Keyes, when cataloging the collection, said that the only better collections in teaching institutions are at Harvard and at Keio and Waseda universities in Tokyo.

This catalog, which is the culmination of several years of intensive study and documentation, is a first step in making this important collection readily accessible to museum visitors and scholars around the country. The catalog is an illustrated checklist of the entire collection, with duplicates merely listed. The collection was bequeathed to the Chazen Museum of Art (then Elvehjem Museum of Art), by Van Vleck’s son John Hasbrouck, and his daughter-in-law, Abigail Van Vleck.

Publisher: Elvehjem Museum of Art (1990)

Foreword: Russell Panczenko

Introduction: Andrew Stevens

Editor: Patricia Powell

362 pages, illustrated

 

 

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 1.25 × 12.25 in