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Hokusai: 22 Pull-Out Posters
Published by Prestel
Perfect for display or close observation, this impeccably produced collection of some of Hokusai's most renowned prints highlights the exquisite lines and delicate hues that have entranced viewers for centuries
During his lifetime, Hokusai was one of the most revered artists working in the ukiyo-e school of painting and printmaking. This book gathers the finest examples of Hokusai's breathtaking prints, including his iconic The Great Wave off Kanagawa, views of Mt. Fuji, landscapes, domestic scenes, and painstakingly rendered flora and fauna. An introduction by Matthi Forrer offers a brief biography of Hokusai and commentary on his practice and influence. Each full color poster is backed with a substantial caption that provides insights into the piece's significance and notable characteristics. Printed on heavy coated paper, these detachable posters are suitable for framing, but also taken together create a lasting and illuminating introduction to Hokusai's extraordinary accomplishment.
MATTHI FORRER is one of the world's foremost exports on Hokusai. He is the author of numerous books on the artist and is a former curator for Japanese Arts at the national Museum of Ethnology in Leiden, Netherlands.
Reviewer: Caleb Simmons
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