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MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Hardcover, 10 x 11 in. / 224 pgs / 150 color.

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Hokusai’s Landscapes

The Complete Series

Text by Sarah E. Thompson.

Katsushika Hokusai, "Harumichi no Tsuraki," from the series "A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry (Shika shashin kyō)," c. 1833. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection, 21.6666.

The first book to focus exclusively on Hokusai’s landscapes, by one of the world’s leading ukiyo-e specialists

The best known of all Japanese artists, Katsushika Hokusai was active as a painter, book illustrator and print designer throughout his 90-year lifespan. Yet his most famous works—the color woodblock landscape prints issued in series—were produced within a relatively short time, in an amazing burst of creative energy that lasted from about 1830 to 1836.
Hokusai’s landscapes revolutionized Japanese printmaking and became icons of world art within a few decades of the artist’s death. Hokusai’s Landscapes focuses exclusively on this pivotal body of the artist’s work, the first book to do so. Featuring stunning color reproductions of works from the incomparable Japanese art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (the largest collection of Japanese prints outside Japan), Hokusai’s Landscapes examines the magnetic appeal of Hokusai’s designs and the circumstances of their creation.
The book includes all published prints of the artist’s eight major landscape series: Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (1830–32), A Tour of Waterfalls in Various Provinces (1833–34), Snow, Moon and Flowers (1833), Eight Views of the Ryukyu Islands (1832–33), One Thousand Pictures of the Ocean (1832–33), Remarkable Views of Bridges in Various Provinces (1834), A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry (1833) and One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (1835).
Working prolifically in the years just before Japan opened to the West in 1853, Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was the first Japanese artist to be internationally recognized. His cleverly composed ukiyo-e prints of everyday life and the landscapes of Edo Japan arrived in a 19th-century Europe gripped by Japonisme-mania, where they influenced artists such as Degas, Gauguin, Manet and Van Gogh.


Katsushika Hokusai, "Harumichi no Tsuraki," from the series "A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry (Shika shashin kyō)," c. 1833. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection, 21.6666.

Hokusai’s Landscapes

STATUS: Forthcoming | 11/19/2019

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HOKUSAI MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Hokusai’s Landscapes

HOKUSAI’S LANDSCAPES

Text by Sarah E. Thompson.

MFA PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

ISBN: 9780878468669
USD $45.00
| CAN $62

Pub Date: 11/19/2019
Forthcoming


Hokusai: The Master's Legacy

HOKUSAI: THE MASTER'S LEGACY

Edited with text by Rossella Menegazzo. Text by Donatella Failla.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857236940
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5

Pub Date: 8/28/2018
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Hokusai

HOKUSAI

Text by Sarah E. Thompson, Joan Wright, Philip Meredith.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878468256
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 5/26/2015
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