Ando Hiroshige

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Ando Hiroshige
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Sandra Forty is a graduate of London University, where she studied medieval and early modern history. Since then, she has worked as a journalist in London, then as a book editor and writer. She is the author of a number of books, mostly on architecture and art. Sandra lives in South Devon with her husband, children and many cats.
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Andō Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858) is considered by many as the last of the great creative masters of the traditional Japanese woodblock print. His skill has won him worldwide fame and artistic influence, along with his contemporary, Katsushika Hokusai. Both artists widened the range of subjects they covered to encompass every aspect of life in Japan’s Edo period. Although famous primarily for his landscapes and the studies of his home city of Edo, Hiroshige produced many others kinds of ukiyo-e, or everyday images of Japan. He was a mood and nature painter, who loved to portray and capture the changing seasons and weather. A poet of snow, rain, and wind, and a great lover of moonlight, dawn, and dusk, Hiroshige dominated landscape printmaking with his unique and intimate small-scale prints as opposed to the older traditions of landscape painting.

This handy-sized book includes a detailed artist's biography and dozens of full-color illustrations featuring some of Hiroshige's most important works.
  • Hardcover
  • 6 1/5" x 6 1/10" x 7/10"
  • 95 pages
  • TAJ Books International, 2013
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