Birds and Flowers
Author: Hiroshige Andō
Publisher: George Braziller
This edition includes a selection of the finest examples of Hiroshige's bird and flower prints from the renowned Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Collection, now housed at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.
Author: Ando Hiroshige,John Riess
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Woodblock prints from some of the celebrated artist's best-known works include scenes from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo and The Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaido.
Japan's Great Landscape Artist
Author: Isaburo Oka,Stanleigh H. Jones
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
This work presents colour reproductions, details and full explanations of the masterpieces that crown the work of one of the greatest ukiyo-e artists, Ando Hiroshige. The last great master of the Japanese woodblock was Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). In the Japan of his day, Hiroshige's landscape prints fostered a new and far-reaching appreciation for nature in art. In the West, his work influenced such artists as Whistler, Cezanne, and Gauguin. Born in the shogun's capital of Edo (now Tokyo), Hiroshige lost his parents at a young age. Even so, he relinquished the security
Author: Matthi Forrer
This lavishly produced authoritative monograph presents an in-depth view of the life and work of Utagawa Hiroshige, one of Japan's most revered artists. Presented in a style as stunning as the prints it celebrates, this survey of Hiroshige tells the fascinating story of the last great practitioner of ukiyo-e, or "pictures of the floating world." Hiroshige is considered to be the tradition's most poetic artist and his work had a marked influence on Western painting towards the end of the 19th century. Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Paul C�zanne, and James Whistler were inspired by Hiroshige's serene depictions of the natural world. Arranged chronologically, this book illustrates through text and magnificent reproductions Hiroshige's youth and early career; his artistic development in the genre of landscape prints; his depictions of Edo and the provinces; the flower and bird prints; and his many popular books and paintings. It discusses the historic and cultural environment in which Hiroshige flourished and the many reasons his art continues to be revered and imitated. Filled with 300 color reproductions, and featuring a clamshell box and Japanese-style binding, this volume is destined to become the definitive examination of Hiroshige's oeuvre.
Author: Mikhail Uspensky
Publisher: Parkstone International
The art of the Ukiyo-e reflected the artistic expression of an isolated civilisation which, when it became accessible to the West, significantly influenced a number of European artists. The three masters of Ukiyo-e, Hokusai, Utamaro and Hiroshige, are united here for the first time to create a true reference on Japanese art. The three masters rank highly among the most famous Japanese artistic productions of all time. This new title of the Prestige of Art collection will be a reference for art students and Japanese art lovers.
The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaido
Author: Sebastian Izzard
Publisher: George Braziller
Reproduced from the finest surviving edition of the original manuscript, this book offers an unforgettable portrait of daily life in 19th century Japan. Each plate teems with unique characters, from beggars and brawling men to boaters and finely clothed women; and the artists' gentle humor imbues them all with remarkable, human vitality. Behind the travelers loom castles, cities, powerful waterfalls and other sites familiar to lovers of Japanese history. Readers will travel from station to station through changing seasons, rural roads and city streets, on a journey that explores every stratum of a diverse society. Commentary by art scholar and curator Sebastian Izzard, Ph.D. accompanies each image, offering new insights into the artists' processes, and into the survival of their work. Many of the wood blocks used in printing the original Sixty Nine Stations changed radically after the early editions, and Izzard addresses the protean nature of each image. His commentary details the manuscript's survival during the dramatic social shifts and economic hardship of Hiroshige and Eisen's time, urging an appreciation for its evolution over the years. The Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaido tells the story of a landmark, immortal artists, and an enduring masterpiece. 71 color images.
Author: Rupert Faulkner,Hiroshige Andō
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Showcased here by Faulkner, deputy curator of the Far Eastern department at Victoria & Albert Museum, is the museum's entire Hiroshige collection, consisting of 126 fan prints.
A Hundred Views of Edo
Author: Mikhail Vladimirovich Uspenskiĭ
Category: Art, Japanese
L'art de l'Ukiyo-e reflète l'expression artistique d'une civilisation qui influença nombre d'artistes européens. Les trois maîtres de l'Ukiyo-e, Hokusai, Utamaro et Hiroshige, sont réunis pour créer un ouvrage de référence de l'art japonais et de l'art de l'estampe.
The Master of Nature
Author: Gian Carlo Calza,Hiroshige Andō
Publisher: Skira - Berenice
Published to coincide with a major exhibit in Rome, a reference album featuring the works of the prolific nineteenth-century Japanese artist from the popular ukiyo-e school of printmaking offers insight into his poetic and gentle imagery while examining various aspects of his style. Original.
A Selection from the Woodblock-print Series One Hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo by Ando Hiroshige, 1797-1858
Author: Oliver R. Impey,Hiroshige Andō
Category: Color prints, Japanese
This booklet illustrates a selection of 20 woodblock prints form the series of prints by Ando Hiroshige called Meisho Edo Hakkei or One Hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo. Published between 1856-59, they were the last series designed by Hiroshige, who died in 1858.
In the Footsteps of Hiroshige
Author: Patrick Carey
For the first time in an English language edition published outside Japan, all 55 prints of Hiroshige s Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido are reproduced in full colour, supporting a detailed and intriguing account of the author's rediscovery on foot of the historic 303-mile road from Edo (Tokyo) to Kyoto. Remarkably, the Old Tokaido can still be found in many locations and photographs of the modern parallel the old.
Author: Utagawa Hiroshige
Publisher: Skira Editore
Hiroshige is the master of the passing moment--the artist of mist, snow and rain Alongside Katsushika Hokusai, Kitagawa Utamaro and Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the great protagonists of Japanese ukiyo-e printmaking. Hiroshige was around 30 years younger than Hokusai, and compared himself to the older master constantly; to set himself apart, Hiroshige decided to make landscape the focus of his work, creating images that still evoke powerful impressions of harmony, serenity and peace. Rendering the landscape and the human figure with quick, direct lines that are so animated they call to mind simplified, elegant manga drawings, Hiroshige earned himself the moniker "master of nature." Hiroshige: Visions of Japan presents a selection of some 230 works from the most important series by the artist, including his views of famous places in the capital city of Edo as well as scenes set in the farthest provinces, alongside images of animals, flowers and insects. From Hiroshige's early works to the influence of his work in the west (Hiroshige was a favorite of Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Paul Cézanne), this beautiful monograph surveys the Japanese master's entire career. Also included are reproductions of original drawings by Hiroshige and rarely seen, still-intact printing plates.
Author: Adele Schlombs,Hiroshige Andō
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Forget the Ryder Cup, forget Rory McIlroy, forget keeping your head still and correcting your putting stance. Forget eagles and albatrosses and definitely forget holes-in-one. David Godwin has a dream, the same dream held by millions of amateur golfers. He's not aiming to break on to the pro circuit, he's not aiming to break par. David Godwin is going to break 80. Or it's going to break him. Written with humour and charm, Breaking 80 is a book for those who recognise all too well the pleasure of a sweetly struck seven iron to within a few feet of the pin, followed by the agonizing fury of a three-putt back and forth across the cup.
Author: Adele Schlombs
Orient expressed: The master of Japanese ukiyo-e Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the last great artists in the ukiyo-e tradition. Literally meaning "pictures of the floating world," ukiyo-e was a particular woodblock print genre 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 the Japonisme that swept through Europe and defined the Western world's visual idea of Japan. Because they could be mass produced, ukiyo-e works were often used as designs for fans, greeting cards, and book illustrations. The style influenced Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Art Nouveau artists alike, with Vincent van Gogh and James McNeill Whistler both 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