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Description - Hiroshige by Matthi Forrer

Utagawa Hiroshige holds an assured place in the history of art as one of the greatest and best-loved masters of the woodblock print. His immensely popular works capture the beauty and delicacy of Japan's landscape. This superb overview of Hiroshige's oeuvre is arranged according to subject matter: prints of birds and flowers; scenes of his native city; landscapes; still-lifes; a selection from his renowned series, One Hundred Famous Views in Edo; images of mist, snow, rain, and moonlight; and drawings and other works related to the artist's prints. Matthi Forrer's thorough and insightful essays are filled with scholarly detail and fascinating observations. The book's breathtaking images allow readers to fully experience the splendor of Hiroshige's prints in all their poetry and detail.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783791345406
ISBN-10: 3791345400
Format: Paperback / softback
(240mm x 195mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Prestel
Publisher: Prestel
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2011
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Matthi Forrer

MATTHI FORRER is a curator for Japanese Arts at the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden, the Netherlands. He is the author of numerous books on Hokusai and Japanese art.

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