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Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

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Views of Tokyo in the 19th century

Snapshots of the city, between visual poetry and fantasy reality

" This luxurious Japanese edition presented in a box set transcends the cliché of books found on coffee tables by associating information with beauty. ”
- ARTnews Magazine, New York
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Ukiyo-e literally means "images of the floating world" and refers to the famous art of Japanese woodcut , which appeared in the XVII e century, and which still dominates the Western representation of Japan today. Because they could be reproduced on a large scale, ukiyo-e works were often used as motifs to adorn fans, cards celebrating the New Year, unique prints or to illustrate books and traditionally represented city life, entertainment, beautiful women, kabuki actors like landscapes. The influence of ukiyo-e in Europe and the United States, which has been called "Japonism", is felt as much in impressionist paintings as in manga or animated films today. . This reissue has been produced thanks to one of the finest complete series of original woodcuts belonging to the Ota Memorial Museum of Art in Tokyo.

Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the last major artists in the ukiyo-e tradition . If Hiroshige has dealt with a wide variety of subjects, his talent is bursting. especially in his approach to the landscapes of his hometown of Edo (now Tokyo), his most famous work remains the series dedicated to them: the “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” (1856 -1858). Each of the 120 large-format reproductions of this sublime complete reissue is accompanied by a description allowing readers to immerse themselves in the vibrant landscapes of Hiroshige.


Japanese binding in slipcase, 25 x 31.3 cm, 1.87 kg, 272 pages