Hiroshige, 100 Views of Edo

By: Melanie Trede and Lorenz Bichler

Price: $250.00

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Book Condition: New


This large folio volume was issued by Taschen in 2008. Taschen has subsequently issued smaller format editions of Hiroshige's 100 Views of Edo, but this folio format is no longer in print; only recently the original shrink-wrapped, as issued by Taschen, been removed. This reprint is made from one of the finest complete original sets of woodblock prints belonging to the Ota Memorial Museum of Art in Tokyo. The illustrations are Hiroshige's masterful ukiyo-e woodblock prints of Tokyo made in the mid-19th century (originally issued 1856-1858). Ukiyo-e literally means "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 world's visual characterization of Japan. The ukiyo-e woodblock tradition became the paradigm of the Japonisme that inspired Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Art Nouveau artists, from Vincent van Gogh to James McNeill Whistler. This complete reprint edition pairs each of the 120 large-scale illustrations with a description, allowing readers to plunge themselves into Hiroshige's beautifully vibrant landscapes.

Title: Hiroshige, 100 Views of Edo

Author Name: Melanie Trede and Lorenz Bichler

Illustrator: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797?1858)

Categories: Art:Graphic Arts,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Berlin, etc., Taschen: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: RT318-006

Keywords: Utagawa Hiroshige, Woodcuts, Tokyo, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, Ota Memorial Museum of Art, ukiyo-e, Color Woodblock Prints