- Publisher: Taschen
- Pages: 272
- Illustrations: 120 full color
- Binding: Japanese binding, in case with toggle closures
- Dimensions: 10 1/4'' x 12''
- Format: Hardcover
- Authors: Lorenz Bichler and Melanie Trede
- ISBN: 9783836521208
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By Lorenz Bichler and Melanie Trede
Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858) was one of the last great artists in the ukiyo-e tradition. Literally meaning "pictures of the floating world", ukiyo-e refers to the famous Japanese woodblock print genre that originated in the 17th century. Though Hiroshige captured a variety of subjects, his greatest talent was in creating landscapes of his native Edo (modern-day Tokyo). His final masterpiece was a series known as "One hundred Famous Views of Edo" (1856–58). This complete reprint pairs each of the 120 large-scale illustrations with a description, allowing readers to plunge themselves into Hiroshige's beautifully vibrant landscapes.
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