• Hiroshige by Adele Schlombs

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ISBN 9783836519632

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.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Benedikt Taschen Verlag (1 Feb. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.9 x 26.7 cm