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Hokusai. Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

Japanese binding in clothbound box, 17.3 x 11.8 in., 3.66 lb, 224 pages
US$ 175
Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
This XXL edition transports readers to 19th-century Japan with Katsushika Hokusai’s seminal Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, an artifact of art history and masterpiece of woodblock practice. This sweeping reproduction of the complete 46 plates and 114 color variations, gathered from museums and collections worldwide, is bound in Japanese style.

Customer reviews (33)

In the Footsteps of a Master

Hokusai’s complete Views of Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji has long been a centerpiece of Japanese cultural imagination, and nothing captures this with more virtuosity than the landmark woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849). The renowned printmaker documents 19th-century Japan with exceptional artistry and adoration, celebrating its countryside, cities, people, and serene natural beauty. Produced at the peak of Hokusai’s artistic ambition, the series is a quintessential work of ukiyo-e that earned the artist world-wide recognition as a leading master of his craft.

The prints illustrate Hokusai’s own obsession with Mount Fuji as well as the flourishing domestic tourism of the late Edo period. Just as the mountain was a cherished view for travelers heading to the capital Edo (now Tokyo) along the Tōkaidō road, Mount Fuji is the infallible backdrop to each of the series’ unique scenes. Hokusai captures the distinctive landscape and provincial charm of each setting with a vivid palette and exquisite detail. Including the iconic Under the Great Wave off Kanagawa (also The Great Wave), this widely celebrated series is a treasure of international art history.

Among only a few complete reprints of the series, this XXL edition pays homage to Hokusai’s striking colors and compositions with unprecedented care and magnitude. Bound in the Japanese tradition with uncut paper, Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji presents the original 36 plates plus the additional 10 later added by the artist. The perfect companion piece to TASCHEN’s One Hundred Views of Edo and The Sixty-Nine Stations along the Kisokaidō, this publication paints an enchanting picture of pre-industrial Japan and is itself a stunning monument to the art of woodblock printing.
The editor and author

Andreas Marks studied East Asian art history at the University of Bonn and obtained his PhD in Japanese studies from Leiden University with a thesis on 19th-century actor prints. From 2008 to 2013 he was director and chief curator of the Clark Center for Japanese Art in Hanford, California, and since 2013 has been the Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese and Korean Art, head of the Department of Japanese and Korean Art, and director of the Clark Center for Japanese Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. He is the author of The Sixty-Nine Stations along the Kisokaido (2017), Japanese Woodblock Prints (2019), and Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (2021).

Hokusai. Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji
Japanese binding in clothbound box, 17.3 x 11.8 in., 3.66 lb, 224 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-7572-0
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German

Customer reviews (33)

Even Hokusai himself would be exceptionally proud of it

Ron, July 06, 2022
I received the new Hokusai book yesterday. I’m saying: oh my fucking god! You guys have done such a such a such a nice job. I feel even Hokusai himself would be exceptionally proud of it. I feel Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, and Jill Wine-Banks would be as happy as Hokusai. Thank you for doing such amazing work.

SO glad I overcame my hesitation

Chris, November 17, 2021
I LOVE Japanese Art - woodblocks in particular. When I came across this item, I hesitated - it was a stretch for my budget after a rough couple of years. But I LOVE Hokusai's works, and I was unable to resist. The book arrived today - I am SO thrilled that I overcame my hesitation. This is an EXTRAORDINARY volume. LARGE format book with gorgeous traditional Japanese binding of the most tactile paper I think I've ever come across. Each page feels like silk and the colors stun. LOVE IT!

Stunning Presentation

David, October 31, 2021
This is a beautiful volume that pairs perfectly with the The Sixty-Nine Stations along the Kisokaido. Lovely images and text.

Just Lovely

Benjamin, October 28, 2021
A perfect book to casually browse with no agenda other than the pleasure of experiencing fine craftsmanship, some Japanese history, and an incredible set of scenes.

Coffee Table must!

Stephen, October 27, 2021
Anybody interested in Japanese woodblock art will drool when they see this piece of art! It looks as good as it feels,when you turn the heavy pages,the quality is remarkable. My daughter is trying to borrow this artwork all the time. Cannot recommend enough.

Wonderful

Davide, October 27, 2021
Perfect reproductions of the works in a very refined format.

Stunning

Francis, October 27, 2021
The whole production of this book is just stunning: A piece if art about art.

So Beautiful

Barbara, October 27, 2021
This was a gift for my husband and he loved it. It is a work of art.

Superb Reproductions, Stunning Book

Timothy, October 27, 2021
The book itself is a deeply satisfying work to hold and look through. The reproductions and discussion of Hokusai's prints are fabulous.

Outstanding

Derek, October 27, 2021
Excellent package, as usual, from Taschen - outstanding.
Hokusai. Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji
Hokusai.
Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji
US$ 175
Hokusai. Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji