logo
Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image

Basket

Hokusai Manga, Paperback / softback Book

Hokusai Manga Paperback / softback

Description

In 1814, Hokusai's sketches were published in a handbook of over 4,000 images: Hokusai Manga.

It surpassed expectations as a student reference book, and became a bestseller.

Here, in an elegant, three-volume package, an expansive selection of these works are revealed, presenting all of the themes, motifs and drawing techniques found in his art.

The caricatures, satirical drawings, multi-panel illustrations and narrative depictions found in the book can clearly be seen as the basis for manga as it is understood today. One volume explores The Life and Manners of the Day (studying habits and objects of the everyday, from architectural features to wrestling moves and facial expressions); the second The Whole Earth Catalogue (largely concerned with nature, from animals to rock faces and fish); and the third presents the Fanciful, Mythical and Supernatural (with images narrating myths and displaying fantastical creatures).

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 1040 pages, Illustrated in colour throughout
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual artists, art monographs
  • ISBN: 9780500294611

Other Formats

£25.00

£17.25

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Hokusai