Andreas Marks studied East Asian art history at the University of Bonn and obtained his PhD in Japanese studies from Leiden University with a thesis on 19th-century actor prints. From 2008 to 2013 he was director and chief curator of the Clark Center for Japanese Art in Hanford, California, and since 2013 has been the Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese and Korean Art, head of the Department of Japanese and Korean Art, and director of the Clark Center for Japanese Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
"A rare and insightful glance at privately-owned art pieces that
rarely make it out into the public realm, and also a chance to
relish in the history of Japanese woodblock printing."
"A quarter-millennium's worth of prints reveal the evolving tastes of Japanese artists over the ages, and the impact of this art form on global culture."
"Another blockbuster from TASCHEN... gives star billing to the big three of Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro, but also has plenty of room within its more than 600 pages for less celebrated but invariably fascinating figures."
"With incredible ingenuity and tongue-in-cheek wit, these images -- portraying sensuality, freedom and effervescence -- make up a unique genre in art history."