Visions of Japan: Kawase Hasui's Masterpieces

Visions of Japan: Kawase Hasui's Masterpieces

by Kendall H. Brown, Hasui Kawase
     
 

Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) is considered the foremost Japanese landscape print artist of the 20th century. Visions of Japan: Kawase Hasui’s Masterpieces brings together in a single volume one hundred of Hasui’s most celebrated prints. Fully illustrated, this publication includes annotated descriptions for each work, as well as two essays on

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Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) is considered the foremost Japanese landscape print artist of the 20th century. Visions of Japan: Kawase Hasui’s Masterpieces brings together in a single volume one hundred of Hasui’s most celebrated prints. Fully illustrated, this publication includes annotated descriptions for each work, as well as two essays on Hasui’s life and work.
Hasui's valuable contribution to the woodblock print medium was acknowledged in 1956, a year before his death, when he was honoured with the distinction of ‘Living National Treasure’.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789074822688
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 11.16(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

Kendall H. Brown is Associate Professor in the Department of Art at California State University, Long Beach, California, where he teaches the art of India, China and Japan. Following his research into sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Japanese painting and publications, his interests turned to the twentieth century and to woodblock prints.

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