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Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.50 lb, 584 pages
US$ 25
Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
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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.

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Customer reviews (12)

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

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.

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.

Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.50 lb, 584 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-5659-0
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
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Customer reviews (12)

Very nice

Alice, November 02, 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.

Beautiful

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

Beautiful paintings!

Silvia, October 27, 2021
The image quality is impressive. Excellent price/quality ratio!

Absolutely lovely

Ilona, October 27, 2021
A perfect book to get to know particularities of the famous Japanese painter. Beautiful images that give you a perspective and a sneak peak into the lives of the Japanese people in the nineteenth century.

Great book, maybe a little small

Giulio, October 27, 2021
Great quality, only thing is that it's a little small if you really want to appreciate the prints.

La delicada luz de Hiroshige

Alvaro, January 13, 2022
El libro más extaordinario del maestro japonés. La delicadeza poética de sus láminas en todo su esplendor.

Un libro fantastico

Isabel, December 27, 2021
Es un libro fantastico para aprender un poco del arte Ukiyo-e a través de la obra de Hiroshige, además la calidad/precio es inigualable.
Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Bibliotheca Universalis)
Hiroshige.
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
US$ 25
Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Bibliotheca Universalis)