HIROSHIGE: ONE HUNDRED FAMOUS VIEWS OF EDO

LORENZ BICHLER and MELANIE TREDE
584pp 120 COLOUR ILLUS 2015 OUT OF PRINT AA21

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£12.95

Description
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 was a particular genre of art that flourished between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries and came to characterise the Western world's visual idea of Japan. Though he captured a variety of subjects, Hiroshige was most famous for landscapes, with a final masterpiece series known as ‘One Hundred Famous Views of Edo’ (1856-1858), which depicted various scenes of modern-day Tokyo through the seasons, from bustling shopping streets to splendid cherry orchards. This reprint is made from one of the finest complete original sets of woodblock prints belonging to the Ota Memorial Museum of Art in Tokyo. Text in English, French and German.