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Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Copertina rigida5.5 x 7.7 in.2.50 lb584 pagine25Edizione: Francese, Inglese, Tedesco Disponibilità: Disponibile
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.
Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

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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.
Gli autori

Lorenz Bichler ha studiato sinologia, iamatologia e storia moderna a Zurigo e Pechino. Dopo aver beneficiato di borse di studio presso le università giapponesi di Waseda e Tokai, nel 1999 è stato nominato assistente universitario di scienze politiche presso l’Università di New York. È stato titolare di cattedre non ufficiali presso varie università e ha tenuto corsi online per la New School of Social Research di New York. Dal 2004 lavora a Heidelberg come sinologo freelance.

Prima di conseguire il dottorato in Storia dell’arte dell’Estremo Oriente presso l’Università di Heidelberg, Melanie Trede ha lavorato a Tokyo presso l’Università Gakushūin. È stata assistente universitaria presso l’Istituto di Belle Arti dell’Università di New York dal 1999 al 2004 e da allora è docente di Storia dell’arte dell’Estremo Oriente presso l’Università di Heidelberg.

Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Copertina rigida14 x 19.5 cm1.14 kg584 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-5659-0

Edizione: Francese, Inglese, Tedesco