Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views Of Edo

Publisher Bss Bijutsu

ISBN 9784568104950

Idea Code 20388

Hiroshige Utagawa (1797–1858) was active during the Edo period in mid-19th century Japan. Throughout his life, the extraordinarily talented ukiyo-e artist created countless depictions of Japanese landscapes. This book introduces what is probably Hiroshige’s most well-known series, consisting of 120 woodblock prints that he produced between 1856 and 1858. What makes this publication remarkable is that these are the best preserved first printings of the series from the collection of the Ota Memorial Museum of Art in Shibuya, Tokyo. The pictures recreate the lively scenery of the city of Edo at that time through delicately carved lines and bright colours with subtle gradations.

216 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 27 cm, hb, Japanese/English


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