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Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

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A dazzling reprint of Hiroshige's views of Edo (modern-day Tokyo), one of the masterpieces of the ukiyo-e woodblock tradition and a paradigm of the Japonisme that inspired Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Art Nouveau artists, from Vincent van Gogh to James McNeill Whistler.
Hardcover5.5 x 7.7 in.1.98 lb584 pages
“Some of the greatest prints in the history of art.”
The Wall Street Journal
“This publication transcends the coffee table cliché by combining beauty with information.”
Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo


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 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
Hardcover14 x 19.5 cm0.90 kg584 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-5659-0

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)

ISBN 978-3-8365-5920-1

Edition: Multilingual (English, Italian, Spanish)
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March 16 - July 21, 2024

Made in Japan. Farbholzschnitte von Hiroshige, Kunisada und Hokusai

Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland



12 Ratings

Very nice

Alice,November 2, 2021
The book is a small size and gives access to a full collection of detailed prints (postcard size) and informative text. I'd recommend it for the easy access price.

A small treasure

Nathalie,October 29, 2021
I bought the small version of Hiroshige but I am delighted with this book "object". It is easy to grab, open, and turn the pages and I appreciate the format for admiring the variety of prints picturing the Edo. To my opinion, a fantastic companion.


Jonathan,October 28, 2021
A simply beautiful book to hold and to read.

Wonderful Art work

Richard,October 28, 2021
I love wood block art, and this book a some beautiful prints. A very nice price, for such a good quality book.

Perfect gift!

Andrea,October 27, 2021
The perfect gift to every one! focus and overall information