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Orient expressed: The master of Japanese ukiyo-e Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 1858)was one of the last great artists in theukiyo-etradition. Literally meaning pictures of the floating world, ukiyo-ewas a particularwoodblock printgenre of art that flourished between the 17th and 19th centuries. Subjects ranged from the bright lights and attractions of Edo (modern-day Tokyo), toOrient expressed: The master of Japanese ukiyo-e Utagawa Hiroshige (1797 1858)was one of the last great artists in theukiyo-etradition. Literally meaning pictures of the floating world, ukiyo-ewas a particularwoodblock printgenre of art that flourished between the 17th and 19th centuries. Subjects ranged from the bright lights and attractions of Edo (modern-day Tokyo), to spectacular natural landscapes.In the West, Hiroshige s prints became exemplary of theJaponismethat swept through Europe and defined the Western world s visual idea of Japan. Because they could be mass produced, ukiyo-eworks were often used as designs for fans, greeting cards, and book illustrations. The style influencedImpressionist, Post-Impressionist and Art Nouveauartists alike, withVincent van GoghandJames McNeill Whistlerboth particularly inspired by Hiroshige s landscapes.This introductory book presents key images from Hiroshige's vibrant, vivd portfolio of blooming cherry trees, beautiful women, kabuki actors, and busy shopping streets to introduce one of the greats of Asian art history. About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN s Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions "...

Title : Hiroshige
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ISBN : 9783836519632
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
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Hiroshige Reviews

  • Nick
    2019-03-02 04:38

    Lovely little book on a fascinating artist. Taschen have done a great job, producing an affordable book that includes a lot of Hiroshige's works, all in colour, accompanied by an excellent text. You can lose yourself in Hiroshige's works. You can also see the influence Hiroshige has had on manga and anime, not to mention Tintin. A short, introductory work and one that is very good.

  • Yasmin
    2019-03-02 06:32

    An amazing albeit short book about the artist Hiroshige's woodblock prints. Remarkable artistry of the 1820s-1830s of such small detail, but so much can be seen. It is fascinating to see these collections and how much he and others like him influenced European painters. The prints you would think must be fragile all these years later but by the copies in this book must be quite sturdy. The sly sense of humour, the author says "dry", is the most wondrous, in that after reading up on the scenes before you see the pictures you think you know what to expect, but then when you turn the page to the pictures you are even more amazed. All of it is in wonderful symmetry for if this was done in oil painting it would be hard to see the finer details and the depictions would be lost. This book renews any interest in painting and artistry and I would be very interested to know if there is any courses in high school or university in the works of Japanese woodblock prints or any independent study can be made of woodblock prints. I should like to be a student in this Art.

  • Linda
    2019-02-25 07:25

    Ukiyo-e means, literally, "Pictures of the floating transitory world". As it is quite favourite form of artworks of mine, I greatly enjoyed every bit of this book.

  • Jbondandrews
    2019-03-23 11:11

    I very much enjoyed reading about Hiroshige. His paintings are so visually stunning and it was amazing to see Vincent Van Gogh's copy too. Wood blocks are an amazing art form.

  • Daniela
    2019-03-15 05:15

    Un libro de arte sobre un artista maravilloso. Los textos son comprensibles e interesantes, aunque hay ciertos errores a nivel de edición pero nada mortal.Hiroshige fue un artista muy prolífico y además sus técnicas y motivos inspiraron a muchos artistas occidentales como Van Gogh, Degas, Monet, entre otros (hechos que desconocía)Un libro muy ameno también si te interesa la historia y cultura de Japón.

  • Louis
    2019-03-01 10:26

    Lush colours, incredible depth and astonishing technique. Hiroshige was truly a visionary. Fantastic collection of his artwork. To think I picked up this little gem on a whim...

  • Lydia
    2019-03-23 06:34

    A Taschen book, disjointed with sketchy essays. Photos are rudimentary without much definition.

  • Jon
    2019-03-16 10:15

    Pretty good introduction to the historical timeline of Hiroshige's major works. The book has very high color photos of his works and tries to compare the current events of the time with the work he developed. My favorite chapter was the last chapter in which the author displays the influence Hiroshige had on European artists in the late 1880s. This is certainly a book worth reading if you are interested in Japanese Woodblock Prints.

  • Jeff
    2019-03-09 04:35

    This is a great brief introduction to the life and works of Hiroshige. The presentation is unusual, in that it consists of a series of short essays that are not directly linked to each other. Nonetheless, the cumulative weight of both the words and images included in this volume gives the reader a great overview of who Hiroshige was and what he accomplished with his stellar color prints of Japanese landscapes and people.

  • Zombie Karin
    2019-03-15 06:08

    Hiroshige rules! This book is a great introduction to the Japanese woodblock artist from the 1800s. The commentary and interpretation on the prints is easy to understand and provides enough depth to get a real sense of the artistry involved. And all the prints are presented in full color.

  • BookLady
    2019-03-10 03:28

    Junto con Utagawa y Hokusai, Hiroshige es uno de mis favoritos. Hermosas estampas del artista de " la niebla, la nieve y la lluvia". Muy recomendable.

  • Adrienne
    2019-02-27 03:32

    For Halloween, on page 74- "where deaths heads gather"

  • Nathale Rebello
    2019-03-24 09:32

    Costed R$ 500(the minimum wage at the time) and I have never been happier to buy a book. Still my favorite!