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Hiroshige: Prints and Drawings
     

Hiroshige: Prints and Drawings

by Matthi Forrer
 

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This highly regarded survey of the works of a master of Japanese printmaking is now available in a convenient and attractively priced flexi edition. Utagawa Hiroshige holds an assured place in the history of art as one of the greatest and best-loved masters of the woodblock print. His immensely popular works capture the beauty and delicacy of Japan's landscape.

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This highly regarded survey of the works of a master of Japanese printmaking is now available in a convenient and attractively priced flexi edition. Utagawa Hiroshige holds an assured place in the history of art as one of the greatest and best-loved masters of the woodblock print. His immensely popular works capture the beauty and delicacy of Japan's landscape. This superb overview of Hiroshige's oeuvre is arranged according to subject matter: prints of birds and flowers; scenes of his native city; landscapes; still-lifes; a selection from his renowned series, One Hundred Famous Views in Edo; images of mist, snow, rain, and moonlight; and drawings and other works related to the artist's prints. Matthi Forrer's thorough and insightful essays are filled with scholarly detail and fascinating observations. The book's breathtaking images allow readers to fully experience the splendor of Hiroshige's prints in all their poetry and detail.

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In celebration of the bicentennial of Hiroshige's birth, this book examines more than 140 of the prolific woodblock designer's prints, whose atmospheric designs give a vivid picture of Japanese society in the 19th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791345406
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
04/27/2011
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

MATTHI FORRER is a curator for Japanese Arts at the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden, the Netherlands. He is the author of numerous books on Hokusai and Japanese art.

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