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Hiroshige's Edo: Master of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints
 
"Some of the greatest prints in the history of art." -The Wall Street Journal, New York

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 refers to the famous Japanese woodblock print genre that originated in the 17th century and is practically synonymous with the Western world`s visual characterization of Japan. Though Hiroshige captured a variety of subjects, his greatest talent was in creating landscapes of his native Edo (modern-day Tokyo) and his most famous work was a series known as "100 Famous Views of Edo" (1856-1858). This book provides an introduction to his work and an overview of his career.
 
About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:
  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

About the Author

Adele Schlombs studied sinology, East Asian art history, European art history, and comparative religious studies at Cologne and Heidelberg Universities. From 1984 to 1987 she studied at Kyoto University and gained her doctorate in 1989 at Heidelberg University. In 1991, she took over the directorship of the Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne and since then she has organized numerous loan exhibitions of Japanese and Chinese art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783836523585
Author:
Schlombs, Adele
Publisher:
Taschen
Subject:
Individual Artists - Monographs
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Art, asian
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
25
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
11.8 x 9.4 in 2 lb

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