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