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Hokusai - Matthi Forrer


Published: 1st October 2010
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In Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji, A ' Hokusai created an iconic work that includes universally recognized and beloved images of the Japanese landscape.

The same broad perspective and attention to detail is brought to bear in this monumental book that follows the full spectrum of Hokusai's life and work.

From his first prints to his most accomplished productions, including drawings and paintings, each stage of Hokusai's artistic development is presented within the context of Japanese cultural history.

In addition to placing him among contemporaries from his native country, the book discusses the profound influence Hokusai had on European artists, particularly the Impressionists.

Matthi Forrer, one of the world's leading authorities on the artist, vibrantly interweaves brilliant reproductions from every period of Hokusai's life with fascinating commentary. Presented in a luxurious large-format edition, the book offers a comprehensive perspective combined with the latest scholarly findings.

About The Author

MATTHI FORRER is a curator for Japanese Arts at the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden, Netherlands. He is the author of numerous books on Hokusai and Japanese art, including Hokusai: Mountains and Water, Flowers and Birds and Hokusai: Prints and Drawings (both by Prestel).



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Sensory Delight


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Informative
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • Artistic Education
    • Cultural Education
    • Reference

    Comments about Hokusai:

    This book is special in every way. The large format and binding of folded pages adds to the sensory delight of reading throughout.
    The chronological content is well separated by his life and work phases. There are artworks on each page and many that fill the page - including some that straddle both pages - stunning in this large format book.

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    ISBN: 9783791344386
    ISBN-10: 3791344382
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 288
    Published: 1st October 2010
    Publisher: PRESTEL
    Country of Publication: DE
    Dimensions (cm): 43.18 x 32.39  x 4.45
    Weight (kg): 3.2