Views of Mt Fuji

Views of Mt  Fuji

This edition presents a full-color reprint of that enduring masterpiece, plus the artist's later black-and-white series, One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji. A must for all lovers of Japanese art.

Author: Katsushika Hokusai

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486497587

Category: Art

Page: 250

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Kasushika Hokusai was among the foremost ukiyo-e artists of his generation, and his Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji ranks among the best-known series of Japanese woodblock prints. This edition presents a full-color reprint of that enduring masterpiece, plus the artist's later black-and-white series, One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji. A must for all lovers of Japanese art.
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Hokusai

Hokusai

An exquisite objet d'art, this volume is the perfect vehicle for appreciating Hokusai's crowning achievement in all its lasting and subtle beauty.

Author: Prestel Publishing

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 3791386077

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Page: 186

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Hokusai'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 colors and exquisite lines. Hokusai's series depicting Mount Fuji is considered 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 traditional silk binding along with a separate explanatory booklet. The book and booklet are packaged in an elegant slipcase. Devoted entirely to landscapes, Hokusai's series shows Mount Fuji from various viewpoints, framed in different ways. An indefatigable traveler who was passionate about nature, Hokusai 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. Hokusai 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. Extremely popular in their time, these prints had a profound impact on the development of 19th-century European painters such as Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Vincent van Gogh. These impeccably reproduced prints invite readers to examine Hokusai's virtuosic use of color 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 Hokusai's crowning achievement in all its lasting and subtle beauty.
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Hokusai s Mount Fuji

Hokusai s Mount Fuji

Before each engraving, this work includes a note listing the specifications and a description of the drawing that focuses on the symbolism of the images and places the work in its cultural context.

Author: Jocelyn Bouquillard

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015064967519

Category: Art

Page: 119

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Presents Hokusai fascination for nature with a focus on the development of landscape prints, along with a presentation of the Mt Fuji series. Before each engraving, this work includes a note listing the specifications and a description of the drawing that focuses on the symbolism of the images and places the work in its cultural context.
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Thirty six Views of Mount Fuji

Thirty six Views of Mount Fuji

In this XXL edition, discover Katsushika Hokusai's seminal Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, an artifact of art history and masterpiece of woodblock practice.

Author: Andreas Marks

Publisher:

ISBN: 3836575728

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Page: 224

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Mount Fuji has long been a centerpiece of Japanese cultural imagination, and nothing captures this with more virtuosity than the landmark woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). The renowned printmaker documents 19th-century Japan with exceptional artistry and adoration, celebrating its countryside, cities, people, and serene natural beauty. Produced at the peak of Hokusai's artistic ambition, the series is a quintessential work of ukiyo-e that earned the artist world-wide recognition as a leading master of his craft. The prints illustrate Hokusai's own obsession with Mount Fuji as well as the flourishing domestic tourism of the late Edo period. Just as the mountain was a cherished view for travelers heading to the capital Edo (now Tokyo) along the Tōkaidō road, Mount Fuji is the infallible backdrop to each of the series' unique scenes. Hokusai captures the distinctive landscape and provincial charm of each setting with a vivid palette and exquisite detail. Including the iconic Under the Great Wave off Kanagawa (also The Great Wave), this widely celebrated series is a treasure of international art history. Among only a few complete reprints of the series, this XXL edition pays homage to Hokusai's striking colors and compositions with unprecedented care and magnitude. Bound in the Japanese tradition with uncut paper, Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji presents the original 36 plates plus the additional 10 later added by the artist. The perfect companion piece to TASCHEN's One Hundred Views of Edo and The Sixty-Nine Stations along the Kisokaidō, this publication paints an enchanting picture of pre-industrial Japan and is itself a stunning monument to the art of woodblock printing.
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Hokusai s 36 Views of Mt Fuji

Hokusai s 36 Views of Mt  Fuji

Author: Hokusai Katsushika

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015017040661

Category: Fuji, Mount (Japan)

Page: 82

View: 912

Categories: Fuji, Mount (Japan)

The thirty six views of Mount Fuji

The thirty six views of Mount Fuji

That volume was so well received that this year the Press presents this companion volume of forty-six prints by Hokusai. By creating the landscape print, Hokusai breathed new life into the art.

Author: Hokusai Katsushika

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034676232

Category: Fuji

Page: 18

View: 905

"Last year the East-West Center Press had the pleasure of publishing Hiroshige's The Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido. That volume was so well received that this year the Press presents this companion volume of forty-six prints by Hokusai. By creating the landscape print, Hokusai breathed new life into the art. He became one of the greatest innovators of that field. Hokusai and Hiroshige are ranked among Japan's gifted and certainly most popular artists, and both made their marks with sets of prints depicting the Japanese landscape. Hokusai chose Mount Fuji as his theme, and Hiroshige chose the famous Tokaido. The volumes reproducing these two beautiful sets of woodblock prints comprise the highest achievement of the art of ukiyo-e. They are available separately or as a set, handsomely boxed. The historian or student of art will find them not only valuable to own, but also a sheer delight to read." -- Publisher's description
Categories: Fuji

One Hundred Views of Mt Fuji

One Hundred Views of Mt  Fuji

Discusses the importance of Mt. Fuji in Japanese society, shows prints featuring the mountain, and explains the background of each scene depicted

Author: Hokusai Katsushika

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002013592

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 908

Discusses the importance of Mt. Fuji in Japanese society, shows prints featuring the mountain, and explains the background of each scene depicted
Categories: Art

Hokusai Mount Fuji

Hokusai  Mount Fuji

In this XXL edition, discover Katsushika Hokusai's seminal Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, an artifact of art history and masterpiece of woodblock practice.

Author: Andreas Marks

Publisher:

ISBN: 3836575736

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 312

In this XXL edition, discover Katsushika Hokusai's seminal Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, an artifact of art history and masterpiece of woodblock practice. Gathering the finest impressions from institutions and collections worldwide in the complete set of 46 plates alongside 114 color variations, and carefully produced with Japanese binding, ...
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36 Views of Mount Fuji

36 Views of Mount Fuji

PREFACE Tbe " he title of my book , Thirty - Six Views of Mount Fuji , comes from the series of woodblock prints done by Katsushika Hokusai ( 1760-1849 ) near the end of his long life . In these brilliantly colored prints , as well as ...

Author: Cathy N. Davidson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822339137

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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By turns candid, witty, and poignant, 36 Views of Mount Fuji is an American professor's much-praised memoir about her experiences of Japan and the Japanese.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji

This book offers an overview of the many faces of Mount Fuji as seen through the eyes of such artists.

Author: Chris Uhlenbeck

Publisher: Hotei Pub

ISBN: UOM:39076002076169

Category: Art

Page: 125

View: 700

Mount Fuji has always stirred the imagination of artists. Many Japanese print artists, including some of the greatest, such as Hokusai and Hiroshige, have attempted to capture the spirit of the mountain in their designs. This book offers an overview of the many faces of Mount Fuji as seen through the eyes of such artists. The introduction focuses on Mount Fuji in mythology, early portrayal, pilgrimage history, and its depiction in Japanese prints -- in particular, in the work of Hokusai and Hiroshige. The book also contains chapters on Mount Fuji seen from the Ttkaidt, Fuji and the "Ch{shingura" drama, Fuji and poetry ("surimono"), Fuji seen from Edo (present-day Tokyo) and "The thirty-six views of Mount Fuji."
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Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji

Hokusai selected the size, shape, and coloring of the mountain to fit into his composition, freeing Fuji from the accretion of centuries of standard depictions (the triple–peaked triangle of the “famous place”). Indeed, Hokusai freely ...

Author: H. Byron Earhart

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611171112

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Illustrated with color and black-and-white images of the mountain and its associated religious practices, H. Byron Earhart's study utilizes his decades of fieldwork—including climbing Fuji with three pilgrimage groups—and his research into Japanese and Western sources to offer a comprehensive overview of the evolving imagery of Mount Fuji from ancient times to the present day. Included in the book is a link to his twenty-eight–minute streaming video documentary of Fuji pilgrimage and practice, Fuji: Sacred Mountain of Japan. Beginning with early reflections on the beauty and power associated with the mountain in medieval Japanese literature, Earhart examines how these qualities fostered spiritual practices such as Shugendo, which established rituals and a temple complex at the mountain as a portal to an ascetic otherworld. As a focus of worship, the mountain became a source of spiritual insight, rebirth, and prophecy through the practitioners Kakugyo and Jikigyo, whose teachings led to social movements such as Fujido (the way of Fuji) and to a variety of pilgrimage confraternities making images and replicas of the mountain for use in local rituals. Earhart shows how the seventeenth-century commodification of Mount Fuji inspired powerful interpretive renderings of the "peerless" mountain of Japan, such as those of the nineteenth-century print masters Hiroshige and Hokusai, which were largely responsible for creating the international reputation of Mount Fuji. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, images of Fuji served as an expression of a unique and superior Japanese culture. With its distinctive shape firmly embedded in Japanese culture but its ethical, ritual, and spiritual associations made malleable over time, Mount Fuji came to symbolize ultranationalistic ambitions in the 1930s and early 1940s, peacetime democracy as early as 1946, and a host of artistic, naturalistic, and commercial causes, even the exotic and erotic, in the decades since.
Categories: Religion

Hokusai

Hokusai

Reflecting the artistic expression of an isolated civilisation, the works of Hokusai - one of the first Japanese artists to emerge in Europe - greatly influenced the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters, such as Vincent van Gogh.

Author: Edmond de Goncourt

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 9781783107711

Category: Art

Page: 322

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Without a doubt, Katsushika Hokusai is the most famous Japanese artist since the middle of the nineteenth century whose art is known to the Western world. Reflecting the artistic expression of an isolated civilisation, the works of Hokusai - one of the first Japanese artists to emerge in Europe - greatly influenced the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters, such as Vincent van Gogh. Considered during his life as a living Ukiyo-e master, Hokusai fascinates us with the variety and the significance of his work, which spanned almost ninety years and is presented here in all its breadth and diversity.
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Hokusai s Great Wave

Hokusai s Great Wave

This beautifully illustrated book explores the meaning behind Hokusai's Great Wave, in the context of the Mount Fuji series and Japanese art as a whole.

Author: Timothy Clark

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 0714124672

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 704

'The Great Wave' is a colour woodblock print designed by Japanese artist Hokusai in around 1830. The print, of which numerous multiples were made, shows a monster of a wave rearing up and about to come crashing down on three fishing boats and their crews. One of a monumental series known as 'Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji', Hokusai's Great Wave - with the graceful snow-clad Mount Fuji on the horizon, unperturbed but wittily dwarfed by the towering strength of the wave that threatens to engulf the struggling boats - has become an iconic image of the power of nature and the relative smallness of man. One of the most famous pieces of Japanese art, this extraordinary artwork has had a huge impact worldwide and has served as a source of inspiration to artists, both past and present. This beautifully illustrated book explores the meaning behind Hokusai's Great Wave, in the context of the Mount Fuji series and Japanese art as a whole. Taking an intimate look at the Wave's artistic and historical significance and its influence on popular culture, this concise introduction explains why Hokusai's modern masterpiece had such an impact after its creation in 1830 and why it continues to fascinate, inspire and challenge today.
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Hokusai s Great Wave

Hokusai   s Great Wave

Detail FIGURE 1.6. of cracked cartouche from “Under the Wave off Kanagawa,” from Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, ca. 1830–1833, color woodblock print, 9 1⁄2 × 14 1⁄4 in. (24.4 × 36.4 cm.). (British Museum, London, 1906,1220,0.533.

Author: Christine M. E. Guth

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824853952

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Hokusai’s “Great Wave,” as it is commonly known today, is arguably one of Japan’s most successful exports, its commanding cresting profile instantly recognizable no matter how different its representations in media and style. In this richly illustrated and highly original study, Christine Guth examines the iconic wave from its first publication in 1831 through the remarkable range of its articulations, arguing that it has been a site where the tensions, contradictions, and, especially, the productive creativities of the local and the global have been negotiated and expressed. She follows the wave’s trajectory across geographies, linking its movements with larger political, economic, technological, and sociocultural developments. Adopting a case study approach, Guth explores issues that map the social life of the iconic wave across time and place, from the initial reception of the woodblock print in Japan, to the image’s adaptations as part of “international nationalism,” its place in American perceptions of Japan, its commercial adoption for lifestyle branding, and finally to its identification as a tsunami, bringing not culture but disaster in its wake. Wide ranging in scope yet grounded in close readings of disparate iterations of the wave, multidisciplinary and theoretically informed in its approach, Hokusai’s Great Wave will change both how we look at this global icon and the way we study the circulation of Japanese prints. This accessible and engagingly written work moves beyond the standard hagiographical approach to recognize, as categories of analysis, historical and geographic contingency as well as visual and technical brilliance. It is a book that will interest students of Japan and its culture and more generally those seeking fresh perspectives on the dynamics of cultural globalization.
Categories: Art