. "...it is no secret that the prints choose whom they love and there is then no salvation but surrender." (p.77)

"a simplifying light, spiritual in quality, has come through them (the Japanese prints) to unburden the Western mind sagging with its sordid load." (p. 73)

What is it he sees in the prints?

F.L.Wright goes far in trying to describe the uniquely inspiring quality inherent to "these scattered leaves, these exciting traces of the image-seeking mind." (p. 71)

It seems Wright finds in the story of the Japanese prints (particularly of 1755-1840) an analogy (even a root cause) for the developments of modern art as he experienced them: emphasis on simplicity and abstraction, a wedding of form and content, craft and expression.

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