Hiroshige, 1797-1858

Hiroshige, 1797-1858

Master of Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints

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Hiroshige's Edo: Master of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints
"Some of the greatest prints in the history of art." -The Wall Street Journal, New York

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.
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Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:
  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions



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 worlds 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.



Publisher: Köln ; Los Angeles, CA : Taschen, c2010
ISBN: 9783836523585
3836523582
Characteristics: 96 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Andō, Hiroshige 1797-1858
Alternative Title: Hiroshige

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