Anne Sefrioui

Hiroshige: Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces

[accordion-fold edition]

Gebundenes Buch

Artikelnummer: 9783791387192
Prestel Verlag
Erscheinungstermin: 19.04.2021
Kategorien: Bücher / Sachbuch / Kunst
This elegant volume showcases Hiroshige’s exquisite scenes of 19th-century Japan in a format that honors the Japanese bookmaking tradition.

Hiroshige, the last great master of the ukiyo-e tradition, produced works of subtle yet intense color. This collection of prints, first published in the 1850s, contains images of each of Japan’s provinces, capturing a crucial moment in Japan’s history, a decade before the Meiji Restoration would open the doors to industrialization and Western influence. These sweeping panoramas of the beautiful countryside combine the illusion of distance with a depth of detail that draws the viewer in. In addition to glorious landscapes, Hiroshige’s depictions of busy urban centers provide a rare insight into daily life in the Edo era.

This beautiful slip-cased edition includes two volumes: a complete set of seventy prints and a separate booklet that provides an introduction to Hiroshige’s life and art as well as descriptive captions of the prints. From thundering waterfalls and towering cliffs to wide beaches and bustling harbors, Hiroshige’s native land emerges in serene and exquisite detail—the perfect keepsake for fans of Japanese culture, ukiyo-e, and printmaking.

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