Hokusai

Hokusai Mountains and Water, Flowers and Birds

Paperback (27 Sep 2011) | English

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Synopsis

The Japanese artist Hokusai spent the second half of his life sketching and painting with tremendous energy nearly everything he saw, and this book focuses on one of his most productive periods, when the artist was in his seventies. This book presents fifty works of the artist's astonishing oeuvre. It includes selections from his renowned series of woodblock prints, Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, including In the Hollow of a Wave,A" Shower below the Summit,A" and South Wind at Clear Dawn.A" Also presented are images of flowers, waterfalls, bridges, birds, and fish, demonstrating the uniquely precise yet passionate quality of Hokusai's art. An expert on the artist's work, Matthi Forrer provides illuminating commentary on Hokusai's life and technique, offering insight into his enduring popularity throughout the world.

About the Publisher

Prestel

Prestel

Prestel is one of the world's leading illustrated book publishers with a stunning list of beautifully crafted books on all aspects of art, architecture, photography and design. From the latest pop culture and fashion to major exhibition catalogues, Prestel ensures that quality reigns throughout everything they publish. Prestel is the publisher for art lovers, designers and those with an eye for beauty - young and old alike, Prestel appeals to all those with a passion for visual culture.

Book information

ISBN: 9783791346144
Publisher: Prestel
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
DEWEY: 769.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 95
Weight: 486g
Height: 270mm
Width: 193mm
Spine width: 10mm