Meiji-era designs: Shin-Bijutsukai (New Art)

Smithsonian Libraries has digitized two wonderful bound volumes of the publication Shin-Bijutsukai 新美術 (new art), “a periodical published 1896-1911, in 65 volumes, intended to provide novel and exciting designs for textile artists, potters, and other craft makers; this in response to domestic demand as well as increasing export needs.” (source)

“Shin-Bijustukai, The New Monthly Magazine of Various Designs by The Famous Artists of To-Day”

Smithsonian Japanese designs Shin-Bijutsukai title page.jpg

There are some wonderful examples of the work in the links below, but here is a sample:

 

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