Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views Of Edo


 

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Description

This is the out-of-print, full-size edition.

From the publisher:

Hiroshige's Edo: Masterful ukiyo-e woodblock prints of Tokyo in the mid-19th century

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.

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the last great artists in the ukiyo-e tradition. Though he captured a variety of subjects, his greatest talent was in creating landscapes of his native Edo (modern-day Tokyo) and his final masterpiece was a series known as "100 Famous Views of Edo" (1856-1858). This resplendent complete reprint pairs each of the 120 large-scale illustrations with a description, allowing readers to plunge themselves into Hiroshige's beautifully vibrant landscapes. The original prints came from one of the finest complete original set of woodprints belonging to the Ota Memorial Museum of Art in Tokyo.

Text in English, German, and French.

Features

Utagawa Hiroshige
Melanie Trede, Lorenz Bichler

Condition & Attributes

Very Good+ (light scrape to fore edge, light bump to tail of spine, light bump to the lower corner)

Creators

Utagawa
Hiroshige
Melanie
Trede, Lorenz Bichler

Publishing Information

New York
Taschen
2009
1st thus
9781435119420

Physical Description

13.25 inches
10.125 inches
294 pages
color illustrations
Hardcover
pictorial cloth