Part of the Taschen Basic Art Series series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 96 pages, col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Taschen GmbH
- Publication Date: 30/09/2010
- Category: Oriental art
- ISBN: 9783836523585