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Forrer, Matthi; Katsushika, Hokusai; Goncourt, Edmond De

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ISBN 10: 0847809897 / ISBN 13: 9780847809899
Published by Rizzoli, NY, 1989
New Condition: New Hardcover
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NEW BOOK and DJ, both MINT: dj protected with mylar cover. 397 pp. complete account of all major phases of Hokusai's long and exceptionally prolific career. Nearly 500 images. Includes prints, albums, and book illustrations, as well as his more famous drawings. Chronologies provided. //// With all due respect, wethinks NO FINER COPY EXISTS. Size: Quartro. Bookseller Inventory # 100035

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Title: Hokusai

Publisher: Rizzoli, NY

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Cloth Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

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Chronicles the long and distinguished career of the master Japanese printmaker, draftsman, and painter, describing the printing and publishing practices of his time and the many unusual formats of his work

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This large, lavishly illustrated book chronicles the long career of Hokusai, the late 18th- and early 19th-century Japanese artist well known in the West for his paintings and woodblock prints. Included are a 19th-century French text on Hokusai by Edmond de Goncourt and a modern text by Dutch museum curator Forrer, which restates, amplifies, or corrects de Goncourt's information. The two texts, printed in different typefaces, are intercut for an unusual effect. De Goncourt's text is the livelier of the two, but Forrer has the benefit of subsequent Hokusai scholarship. Appended scholarly aids such as chronologies and lists of Hokusai's name changes and major pupils will best serve the needs of specialists, but the illustrations will be captivating to a wide audience and the texts, if a bit cumbersome, are still accessible to general readers.
- Kathryn W. Finkelstein, M.Ln., Cincinnati
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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