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Hiroshige: Birds and Flowers

Bogel, Cynthea (Introduction by); Israel Goldman (Commentaries on the plates by); Alfred H. Marks (Poetry translated from the Japanese by)

Published by George Braziller, Inc., New York, 1988
Condition: vg Hardcover
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Folio. 192pp. Original illustrated dust-jacket over orange cloth with blue lettering on spine and white lettering on front cover. Endlessly experimenting with design, composition, and color, Hiroshige captured in these paintings, as no where else in his work, his poetic and idyllic sense of nature. This exquisite volume offers a most accessible introduction to the work of Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), master Japanese print maker and artistic force during the Edo period, an exciting era in Japanese art. Bird and flower painting kacho-e is a sub-genre of the ukiyo-e style. Though naturalistic, ukiyo-e "aims to capture the spirit or essence of the object depicted, not strictly its material form." The 91 spectacular color plates, reproduced from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Collection at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, highlight Hiroshige's refined color sense, economy of composition and delicate, never-sentimental renderings. Haiku or kyoka translations accompany most plates, and an informative introduction by Bogel gives a short history of the Edo period, describing its roots and symbolism, and placing Hiroshige and his influence in historical context. Previous owner's blind stamp on half-title (Norman Hurst). Dust-jacket, binding and interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 34996

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Title: Hiroshige: Birds and Flowers

Publisher: George Braziller, Inc., New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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