1797-1858: Master of Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblook Prints
ISBN10: 3836523582 ISBN13: 9783836523585 Publisher: Taschen America Llc Published: Oct 1 2010 Pages: 96 Weight: 2.05lbs. Height: 12.25" Width: 9.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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 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.