An Introduction To Hokusai

Hinohara Kenji

Publisher Tokyo Bijutsu

ISBN 9784808711511

Idea Code 20481

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was widely admired in Japan during the Edo period as an outstanding ‘ukiyo-e’ artist. Until his death, he was active in a range of genres, while his popularity has grown into worldwide recognition today. So admired is Hokusai in Japan, that his art is even used for Japanese passports and banknotes. This bilingual publication is intended as an introduction to his achievements as a leading ‘ukiyo-e’ artist, in addition to offering insight into his personality and lifestyle. Concisely written information from various perspectives provides an in-depth look at Hokusai, his prolific work, and the time and place he inhabited.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English


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