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Hokusai: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

Hokusai: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

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Take a journey to 19th-century Japan with this stunning reproduction of Katsushika Hokusai’s Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. Explore the complete collection of 46 plates and 114 color variations, gathered from museums and collections worldwide. This Japanese-style edition is a must-have for any art history enthusiast and showcases the mastery of woodblock printing.

Discover the breathtaking beauty of 19th-century Japan with Hokusai's Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. This renowned woodblock print series exquisitely captures the country's landscapes, cities, and people with artistic virtuosity and adoration. Immerse yourself in Hokusai's masterful portrayal of Japan's serene natural beauty, and experience the world-renowned talent of this ukiyo-e master.

This series of prints showcases Hokusai's fascination with Mount Fuji and the growing popularity of domestic tourism during the late Edo period. As a beloved sight for travelers journeying to the capital Edo (now Tokyo) along the Tōkaidō road, Mount Fuji serves as the unchanging backdrop for each unique scene in the series. Hokusai expertly captures the distinct landscapes and provincial charm of each location with a vibrant color scheme and meticulous attention to detail. With the iconic inclusion of Under the Great Wave off Kanagawa (also known as The Great Wave), this globally renowned series is a true treasure of the art world.

This XXL edition pays tribute to Hokusai's Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji with meticulous attention to color and composition, featuring a traditional Japanese binding and uncut paper. In addition to the original 36 plates, it includes the 10 pieces added by the artist later on. A perfect complement to TASCHEN's The Sixty-Nine Stations along the Kisokaidō, this publication offers a captivating glimpse into pre-industrial Japan and showcases the skill of woodblock printing.

  • Multilingual edition (English, French, German)
  • Product type: Monograph
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11.8 × 17.3  (30.0 × 43.9 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 3.67 lb (58.7 oz; 1665 g)
  • SKU010006696 | 9783836575720

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    About the Editor

    Andreas Marks

    Andreas Marks studied East Asian art history at the University of Bonn and obtained his PhD in Japanology from Leiden University with a thesis on 19th-century actor prints. From 2008 to 2013 he was director and chief curator of the Clark Center for Japanese Art in Hanford, California, and since 2013 has been the Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese and Korean Art and director of the Clark Center for Japanese Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

    Katsushika Hokusai at age 83, portrait by one of his disciples

    About the Artist

    Katsushika Hokusai

    Katsushika Hokusai, known simply as Hokusai (1760—1849) was a Japanese master artist and printmaker of the ukiyo-e (“pictures of the floating world”) school. His early works represent the full spectrum of ukiyo-e art, including single-sheet prints of landscapes and actors, hand paintings, and surimono (“printed things”), such as greetings and announcements. His famous print series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji,” published between 1826 and 1833, marked the summit in the history of the Japanese landscape print.

    Katsushika Hokusai in the Chrysler Museum
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