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.

Hokusai

Author: Prestel Publishing

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 9783791386072

Page: 186

View: 857

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.

Hokusai s Mount Fuji

This complete collection of Hokusai's famous views of Mount Fuji is the only high-quality reproduction of these engravings, long considered the Japanese master's greatest works.

Hokusai s Mount Fuji

Author: Jocelyn Bouquillard

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 119

View: 329

This complete collection of Hokusai's famous views of Mount Fuji is the only high-quality reproduction of these engravings, long considered the Japanese master's greatest works. Taken from the best engravings available and shown in splendid color, this authoritative volume is the first of its kind since 1830. Hokusai's influence extended far beyond Japan, even to French Impressionists including Degas, Monet, and Toulouse-Lautrec. Each illustration is accopmanied by detailed notes placing the work in its cultural and historical context and exploring the symbolic themes running through Hokusai's landscapes.

Hokusai s 36 Views of Mount Fuji

Hokusai's 36 Views of Mount FujiFugaku SanjurokkeiI've long been a fan of Hokusai, and love the 36 Views of Mount Fuji series, so I put this little book together for myself with images of the prints in the series that I have collected over ...

Hokusai s 36 Views of Mount Fuji

Author: Patrick McDermott

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781456491796

Page: 58

View: 322

Hokusai's 36 Views of Mount FujiFugaku SanjurokkeiI've long been a fan of Hokusai, and love the 36 Views of Mount Fuji series, so I put this little book together for myself with images of the prints in the series that I have collected over the years from various public sources. It turned out so well, I thought others might find it useful, so I decided to make it available to others using the amazing technology available today.This book simply contains a small (about 4" x 6") full-color copy of each of the 46 prints (sic: 36 Views has 46 views in it) in the series 36 Views of Mount Fuji. I use the book as a reference and reminder. There is no commentary or discussion, just the pictures, with the name in English & Japanese (romaji & kanji).I've indexed each picture with keywords, so if I want to find one with a ferry boat, the ones with snow, the one with the little turtle, or the salt gatherers, I can find them in the index.If you are interested in Hokusai's work, you might find this book as useful as I have.

Hokusai

Considered Hokusai's masterpiece, this series of images -- which first appeared in the 1830s in three small volumes -- captures the simple, elegant shape of Mount Fuji from every angle and in every context.

Hokusai

Author: Hokusai Katsushika

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 224

View: 760

Considered Hokusai's masterpiece, this series of images -- which first appeared in the 1830s in three small volumes -- captures the simple, elegant shape of Mount Fuji from every angle and in every context.

Views of Mt Fuji

Color reprint of Hokusai's masterpiece, Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji, plus the artist's later black-and-white series, One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji. A must for all lovers of Japanese art.

Views of Mt  Fuji

Author: Katsushika Hokusai

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486315991

Page: 144

View: 144

Color reprint of Hokusai's masterpiece, Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji, plus the artist's later black-and-white series, One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji. A must for all lovers of Japanese art.

Mount Fuji

Some favor Hokusai's work for his lively scenes and inventive designs; others
praise Hiroshige's more sedate and understated treatment. Lane claims that the
protagonist of The Thirty–six Views of Mount Fuji “is towering Mt Fuji, within which
 ...

Mount Fuji

Author: H. Byron Earhart

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1611171113

Page: 272

View: 351

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.

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 in a blackand
 ...

36 Views of Mount Fuji

Author: Cathy N. Davidson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822339137

Page: 248

View: 302

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.

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.

Hokusai s Great Wave

Author: Timothy Clark

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780714124674

Page: 64

View: 440

'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.

Hokusai 100 Views of Mt Fuji Coloring Book Vol 3

The Hokusai 100 Views of Mt Fuji are originally in black and white and are therefore perfect for coloring. Here is volume III, originally published by Eirakuya Toshiro 1840s. These prints are a second edition printed ca. 1860.

Hokusai 100 Views of Mt Fuji Coloring Book Vol 3

Author: Eric Thomsen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781648260520

Page: 70

View: 114

The Hokusai 100 Views of Mt Fuji is a rush job. The intention is to give lovers of Japanese prints and Katsushika Hokusai something enjoyable to do in a difficult period. The photography is not perfect, but it was the best available in a hurry. The Hokusai 100 Views of Mt Fuji are originally in black and white and are therefore perfect for coloring. Here is volume III, originally published by Eirakuya Toshiro 1840s. These prints are a second edition printed ca. 1860. There are 50 prints, most as part of doubles. The original size was hanshibon (c. 23 x 16 cms / 9" x 6 1/8"). For the reader wishing more information the authors refer to their book Hokusai 36 Views of Mt Fuji, which is available in pocket version, hard cover and large format. The authors may also comment on the prints in another volume and may also issue some more coloring volumes.

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.

Hokusai   s Great Wave

Author: Christine M. E. Guth

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824853954

Page: 272

View: 734

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.

100 Views of Mount Fuji

This volume explores a wide range of manifestations of the mountain in more recent visual culture, as portrayed in more than 100 works by Japanese painters and print designers from the 17th century to the present.

100 Views of Mount Fuji

Author: British Museum

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN:

Page: 160

View: 634

Mount Fuji is renowned worldwide as Japan's highest and most perfectly shaped mountain. Serving as a potent metaphor in classical love poetry and revered since ancient times by mountain-climbing sects of both the Shinto and Buddhist faiths, Fuji has taken on many roles in pre-modern Japan. This volume explores a wide range of manifestations of the mountain in more recent visual culture, as portrayed in more than 100 works by Japanese painters and print designers from the 17th century to the present. Featured alongside traditional paintings of the Kano, Sumiyoshi, and Shijo schools are the more individualistic print designs of Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Hiroshige, Munakata Shiko, Hagiwara Hideo, and others. New currents of empiricism and subjectivity have enabled artists of recent centuries to project a surprisingly wide range of personal interpretations onto what was once regarded as such an eternal, unchanging symbol.