Hiroshige, Hardback Book

Description

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the last great artists in the ukiyo-e tradition.

Literally meaning "pictures of the floating world", ukiyo-e refers to the famous Japanese woodblock print genre that originated in the 17th century and is practically synonymous with the Western world's visual characterization of Japan.

Though Hiroshige captured a variety of subjects, his greatest talent was in creating landscapes of his native Edo (modern-day Tokyo) and his most famous work was a series known as "100 Famous Views of Edo" (1856-1858).

This book provides an introduction to his work and an overview of his career.

Every book in TASCHEN's "Basic Art Series" features: a detailed chronological summary of the artist's life and work, covering the cultural and historical importance of the artist; approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions; and a concise biography.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96 pages, col. Illustrations
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Oriental art
  • ISBN: 9783836523585

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