‘s beloved series of woodblock prints is now available in a stunning new format that honors the Japanese bookmaking tradition and illuminates the artist’s radiant colours and exquisite lines.
‘s series depicting Mount Fuji is widely considered to be the pinnacle of his career. This beautiful boxed accordion-fold edition comprises the full set of forty-six prints (the original thirty-six and ten more that were completed later) and features a luxurious silken binding along with a separate explanatory booklet. The book and booklet are packaged in an elegant slipcase. Devoted entirely to landscapes,
‘s series shows Mount Fuji from various viewpoints, framed in different ways. An indefatigable traveler who was passionate about nature,
explored every vantage point and season at the volcano. He presented it both as a solitary and majestic snow-capped peak and as a smaller object on a distant horizon.
also portrayed the mountain as an element in Japanese daily life and as an imposing force of nature that can be peaceful and beneficent, or ferocious and unforgiving. These impeccably reproduced prints invite readers to examine
‘s virtuosic use of colour and composition, his talent for contrasting perspectives, and his interest in the dueling roles of man and nature. An exquisite objet d’art, this volume is the perfect vehicle for appreciating
‘s crowning achievement in all its lasting and subtle beauty. AUTHOR: Amelie Balcou is a French art historian specialising in East Asian art and Japanese woodblock prints. SELLING POINTS: . Katsushika
(1760-1849), ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period, is widely considered to be one of Japan’s greatest artists. He is best known for his woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, which includes the iconic print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. .
‘s work is very popular and his art can be found in museums all over the world. The Great Wave specifically is an extremely well known work of art and often used in popular culture. . This book comes in a unique format with one hardcover accordion foldout book showcasing the artwork and another paperback book with text. Both are in a slipcase. 46 colour and 50 b/w illustrations Hardcover with slipcase
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