Your Shopping Cart

Your shopping cart is empty!

Discover our bestsellers
Subtotal0 Items0
Go to Shopping Cart
XL
XL books are at least 34 cm (13.4 in.) high, with the exception of landscape-format titles

Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

80Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)Availability: In Stock
A dazzling reprint of Hiroshige's views of Edo (modern-day Tokyo), one of the masterpieces of the ukiyo-e woodblock printing tradition and a paradigm of the Japonisme that inspired Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Art Nouveau artists, from Vincent van Gogh to James McNeill Whistler.
Chinese binding in bookcase9.8 x 13.4 in.2.03 lb302 pages

“This publication transcends the coffee table cliché by combining beauty with information.”

ARTnews
XL
XL books are at least 34 cm (13.4 in.) high, with the exception of landscape-format titles
Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

80

City lights and cherry trees

The woodblock prints of Tokyo that captured Europe's imagination

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 was a particular genre of art that flourished between the 17th and 19th centuries and came to characterize the Western world’s visual idea of Japan. In many ways images of hedonism, ukiyo-e scenes often represented the bright lights and attractions of Edo (modern-day Tokyo): beautiful women, actors and wrestlers, city life, and spectacular landscapes.

Though he captured a variety of subjects, Hiroshige was most famous for landscapes, with a final masterpiece series known as “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” (1856–1858), which depicted various scenes of the city through the seasons, from bustling shopping streets to splendid cherry orchards.

This reprint, bound in the traditional Japanese fashion, is made from one of the finest complete original sets of woodblock prints belonging to the Ota Memorial Museum of Art in Tokyo. It pairs each of the 120 illustrations with a description, allowing readers to immerse themselves in these beautiful, vibrant vistas that became paradigms of Japonisme and inspired Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Art Nouveau artists alike, from Vincent van Gogh to James McNeill Whistler.
The authors

Lorenz Bichler studied Sinology, Japanese studies, and Modern History in Zurich and Beijing. After scholarships at the Waseda and Tokai universities in Japan, he was appointed assistant professor of politics at New York University in 1999. He has held non-established teaching posts at various universities, and given online instruction at the New School of Social Research. He has been a freelance sinologist working in Heidelberg since 2004.

Before taking her doctorate in Far Eastern art history at the University of Heidelberg, Melanie Trede worked at the Gakushuin University in Tokyo. She was assistant professor at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University from 1999 to 2004, since which time she has been Professor of Far Eastern art history at the University of Heidelberg.

Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Chinese binding in bookcase25 x 34 cm0.92 kg302 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-9308-3

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
Download product images here

Exhibition

March 16 - July 21, 2024

Made in Japan. Farbholzschnitte von Hiroshige, Kunisada und Hokusai

Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

5

/5

1 Rating

Multi-Sensory Experience

Mike L.,August 17, 2023
Your fingertips become energized by the tone of the paper even before your eyes take in the images - can't all books be this way? Turning each substantial, double-leaved page engages their springiness. Vibrant even when the palette is crepuscular, each image instills curiosity. No mere book, this is a tome.