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Apart from general glass table loathing, isn't there a certain incongruence here?ETA: I see that Loathing has just made more or less the same point.
The fascinating thing is that even the originals are "reprints." The Japanese had -- and to some extent, still have -- a completely different conception of "art" than existed in the West.Traditionally, they didn't do "numbered edition" woodblock prints. They just made as many as they could sell. Sometimes, they made so many copies from the same block that the later ones are noticeably less detailed.They also largely lacked the idea of "authorship" that's been central to...
I think I know the one you mean. If it's the one down past the church, I've been in there. They have a reasonable selection of Japanese prints, scrolls and antiques but I wasn't impressed with their pricing either. There's another one near Notting Hill Gate that specializes in Japanese prints.The underlying problem with all of these places is that you can cut out the middle man quite easily. Japan is lousy with Japanese scrolls and prints where they go for a relative song....
As you are in London, I suggest you visit Sotheran's. It's on Sackville Street just off of Piccadilly. They usually have a pretty extensive collection in stock.Then, hunt around on-line -- someone posted a really interesting internet retailer in this very thread, IIRC, -- and then laugh yourself sick at the prices Sotheran's is charging.You can get some very nice stuff for £500. I think that Western-influenced Japanese art from about 1900-1920 -- like shin hanga -- is...
I think it was this thread we were discussing this in. This summer, The British Museum is going to do a Hokusai exhibition which will include "Under a wave off Kanagawa". http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/10/beyond-great-wave-hokusai-exhibition-grants-rare-glimpse-treasure/
Nice foyer!
Interesting. Is there a story behind the chain?
I have heard things like this before and it always puzzles me. I don't find a DJ any more uncomfortable than any other jacket. In fact, I don't find them uncomfortable at all. What's more, the great thing about a black tie invitation is that I don't have to think about what to wear.
Well, it certainly looks a lot more like a suit than does classic black tie with braces and a waist covering.This has nothing to do with my likes or dislikes. Classic black tie is a well-defined thing. Braces do make a big difference in how trousers hang. That's part of the black tie look. So is something to cover those braces.You don't have to respect the rules. Plenty of people indulge in "creative" black tie. Personally, I think the vast majority of these efforts are a...
Haha. Did you actually calendar this?
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