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Hokusai: Mountains and Water, Flowers and Birds Forrer

Hokusai: Mountains and Water, Flowers and Birds

Forrer

Published April 1st 2004
ISBN : 9783791330433
Paperback
96 pages
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 About the Book 

This delightful selection of prints depicting nineteenth century Japans natural beauty is a colorful introduction to the countrys most beloved artist. The Japanese artist Hokusai spent the second half of his life sketching and painting withMoreThis delightful selection of prints depicting nineteenth century Japans natural beauty is a colorful introduction to the countrys most beloved artist. 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 volume of full-color reproductions features fifty works of the artists astonishing oeuvre. The book includes selections from his renowned series of woodblock prints, Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, including In the Hollow of a Wave, Shower below the Summit, and South Wind at Clear Dawn. Also presented here are images of flowers, waterfalls, bridges, birds, and fish, demonstrating the uniquely precise yet passionate quality of Hokusais art. An expert on the artists work, Matthi Forrer provides illuminating commentary on Hokusais life and technique, offering revealing insight into his enduring popularity in Japan and throughout the world.