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HOKUSAI: PRINTS AND DRAWINGS. Matthi Forrer. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1991. Published in association with Prestel-Verlag, Munich. 220 pp. with 150 ills. (122 col.). 29 x 25 cm. ISBN 379132490X In English.
A 2009 reprint is available (see Worldwide 134043). A notable presentation of the internationally influential oeuvre of celebrated Japanese printmaker Hokusai (1760-1849), this catalogue features full-page reproductions of some 100 carefully selected impressions of colorful woodblock prints, twelve ink drawings, and a selection of album and book illustrations by the artist, illuminating the themes central to his work and the evolution of his distinctive style. Scholarly commentaries analyze the featured pieces while a substantial essay describes the stages of Hokusai's development and examines specific major works such as his famous series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, discussing his innovative reworking of Japanese landscape traditions and his interest in Western painting techniques.
Artist(s):Hokusai, Katsushika
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — Japan — 1800-1900 — Graphic Arts (Prints)
Plans: 01,06,07,08,09,13,15,21
Worldwide Number: 023301
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