“Some of the greatest prints in the history of art.”
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Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.50 lb, 584 pages
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Customer reviews (12)
City lights and cherry trees
The woodblock prints of Tokyo that captured Europe's imaginationUtagawa 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.
Customer reviews (12)
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.
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.
Andrea, October 27, 2021
The perfect gift to every one! focus and overall information
Silvia, October 27, 2021
The image quality is impressive. Excellent price/quality ratio!
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.