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Hiroshige

ISBN: 9783791382654

Author: Matthi Forrer    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This lavishly produced authoritative monograph presents an in-depth view of the life and work of Utagawa Hiroshige, one of Japan’s most revered artists. Prese...


This lavishly produced authoritative monograph presents an in-depth view of the life and work of Utagawa Hiroshige, one of Japan’s most revered artists. Presented in a style as stunning as the prints it celebrates, this survey of Hiroshige tells the fascinating story of the last great practitioner of ukiyoe, or “pictures of the floating world.” Hiroshige is considered to be the tradition’s most poetic artist and his work had a marked influence on Western painting towards the end of the 19th century. Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler were inspired by Hiroshige’s serene depictions of the natural world. Arranged chronologically, this book illustrates through text and magnificent reproductions Hiroshige’s youth and early career; his artistic development in the genre of landscape prints; his depictions of Edo and the provinces; the flower and bird prints; and his many popular books and paintings. It discusses the historic and cultural environment in which Hiroshige flourished and the many reasons his art continues to be revered and imitated. Filled with 300 color reproductions, and featuring a clamshell box and Japanese-style binding, this volume is destined to become the definitive examination of Hiroshige’s oeuvre.


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 300 x 364 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2017


$295.00
Hokusai 22 Pull Out Posters

ISBN: 9783791384306

Author: Matthi Forrer    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

During his lifetime, Hokusai was one of the most revered artists working in the ukiyo-e school of painting and printmaking. This book gathers the finest example...


During his lifetime, Hokusai was one of the most revered artists working in the ukiyo-e school of painting and printmaking. This book gathers the finest examples of Hokusai's breathtaking prints, including his iconic The Great Wave off Kanagawa, views of Mt. Fuji, landscapes, domestic scenes, and painstakingly rendered flora and fauna. An introduction by Matthi Forrer offers a brief biography of Hokusai and commentary on his practice and influence. Each full color poster is backed with a substantial caption that provides insights into the piece's significance and notable characteristics. Printed on heavy coated paper, these detachable posters are suitable for framing, but also taken together create a lasting and illuminating introduction to Hokusai's extraordinary accomplishment.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 46


Dimensions: 280 x 350 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2018


$65.00
Hokusai Prints and Drawings

ISBN: 9783791385044

Author: Matthi Forrer    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This volume includes full-colour reproductions of drawings and woodblock prints by Hokusai, one of Japan’s most revered artists. His landscapes—including th...


This volume includes full-colour reproductions of drawings and woodblock prints by Hokusai, one of Japan’s most revered artists. His landscapes—including the famous views of Mount Fuji—portraits of lovers and kabuki actors, nature and animal illustrations, as well as scenes of daily life in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Japan reveal the artist’s genius for rendering a wide variety of subjects. Author Matthi Forrer discusses Hokusai’s life and lasting popularity while placing his work within the context of Japanese society and the work of his contemporaries.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2019


$45.00
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