Hokusai: Prints and Drawings

Hokusai: Prints and Drawings

by Matthi Forrer
     
 

This volume includes full-color reproductions of drawings and woodblock prints by Japan's most beloved artist. These landscapes-including his 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

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This volume includes full-color reproductions of drawings and woodblock prints by Japan's most beloved artist. These landscapes-including his 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. Matthi Forrer discusses in his essay Hokusai's life and lasting popularity while placing his work within the context of Japanese society and the work of his contemporaries.

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This edition showcases the work of master printmaker and artist Hokusai. With nearly 200 color reproductions of Hokusai's works, including "The Great Wave" and other famous prints, Hokusai: Prints and Drawings is an extensive, superb collection of pieces by one of Japan's most renowned artists. The accompanying text introduces readers to the subtleties of each work, providing contextual information and technical details of the piece's creation. The stunning prints exemplify Hokusai's extraordinary skill, imagination, and even humor, allowing readers to glimpse aspects of life in 18th-century Japan in vivid color and detail. The intricate landscapes -- full of brooding mountains, gnarled trees, serene bridges, and delicate flowers -- invoke a sense of peaceful introspection and that invites the reader to sit back and truly contemplate the prints.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791342221
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
04/25/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
1,346,190
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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