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Hokusai

Forrer, Matthi

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ISBN 10: 0847809897 / ISBN 13: 9780847809899
Published by Rizzoli, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket in Fine condition. Book is in cardboard slipcase. Both are in publisher's shrink wrap. Never opened. ; 13.5" tall; 399 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 46478

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Title: Hokusai

Publisher: Rizzoli

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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Synopsis:

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

From Library Journal:

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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