Hiroshige - Famous Places in the Sixty-Odd Provinces

Hiroshige - Famous Places in the Sixty-Odd Provinces

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Hiroshige - Famous Places in the Sixty-Odd Provinces

By Anne Sefrioui

This beautiful slip-cased edition includes two volumes: a complete set of seventy prints and a separate booklet that provides an introduction to Hiroshige’s life and art as well as descriptive captions of the prints.

About Hiroshige

This elegant volume showcases Utagawa Hiroshige's (1797-1858) exquisite scenes of 19th-century Japan in a format that honors the Japanese bookmaking tradition.

Often considered, one of the greatest masters of the ukiyo-e tradition, Hiroshige produced works of subtle yet intense color. This collection of prints, first published in the 1850s, contains images from each of Japan’s provinces. Created during Hiroshige’s highly productive later years, this series was an ambitious project that captured a crucial moment in the Japanese history, a decade before the Meiji Restoration would open the doors to industrialization and Western influence. The vertical presentation of this series allowed Hiroshige to experiment with perspective. His sweeping panoramas of the beautiful countryside combine the illusion of distance with a depth of detail that draws the viewer in. In addition to these glorious landscapes, Hiroshige’s depictions of busy urban centers provide a rare insight into daily life in the Edo era.

Published by Prestel, March 09, 2021

Slip case, 110 Pages

Book dimensions: 6 3/4" by  9 1/2"

Price: $35.00

Member Price: $31.50