Hokusai by Matthi Forrer Book Summary:
In Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji, Hokusai created an iconic work that includes universally recognized and beloved images of the Japanese landscape. The same broad perspective and attention to detail is brought to bear in this monumental book that follows the full spectrum of Hokusai's life and work. From his first prints to his most accomplished productions, including drawings and paintings, each stage of Hokusai's artistic development is presented within the context of Japanese cultural history. In addition to placing him among contemporaries from his native country, the book discusses the profound influence Hokusai had on European artists, particularly the Impressionists. Matthi Forrer, one of the world's leading authorities on the artist, vibrantly interweaves brilliant reproductions from every period of Hokusai's life with fascinating commentary. Presented in a luxurious large-format edition, the book offers a comprehensive perspective combined with the latest scholarly findings.
Hokusai by Sarah Thompson Book Summary:
Katsushika Hokusai remains one of Japan's most popular and influential artists. This handy volume presents the wide range of Hokusai's artistic production in terms of one of his most remarkable characteristics: his intellectual ingenuity. It explores the question of how the self-styled "Man Mad about Drawing" approached his subjects―how he depicted human bodies in motion, combined figures and landscapes, represented three-dimensional objects on two-dimensional surfaces and when he used the techniques of illusionism or adjusted reality for greater visual or emotional effect. Including some 50 stunning and unusual paintings, prints and drawings from the peerless Hokusai collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this book is a treasure trove that introduces readers to a witty, wide-ranging and inimitably ingenious Hokusai.Known by at least 30 other names during his lifetime, Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was an ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. In 1800, he published his two classic collections of landscapes, Famous Sights of the Eastern Capital and Eight Views of Edo. His influence extended to his Western contemporaries in nineteenth-century Europe, including Degas, Gauguin, Klimt, Franz Marc, August Macke, Manet and van Gogh.
Hokusai by Shotaro Ishinomori Book Summary:
Quand Tetzuko prend le nom de HOKUSAI il a déjà plus de 40 ans. L'auteur de La grande vague de Kanagawa doit tout recommencer pour s'imposer en tant que dessinateur. A travers ses voyages et ses rencontres, entrez dans la vie trépidante de l'homme qui a émerveillé l'Occident : HOKUSAI !
Hokusai Pop-Ups by Courtney Watson McCarthy Book Summary:
The iconic art of Japanese artist Hokusai, from great waves to waterfalls and mountains, reimagined in dramatic 3-D pop-upsKatsushika Hokusai was a Japanese artist born in 1760 whose legacy remains, some 150 years after his death, as important as ever. His work influenced Impressionism and Art Nouveau, and a range of contemporary artists working today.Realized in jewel-like colors, Hokusai’s simple views of everyday scenes in Japan, his sense of balance and harmony, and his highly stylized but ever-changing techniques seem to capture the spirit and traditions of his homeland. Hokusai Pop-Ups brings this stunning art to life. Noted works such as Ejiri in Suruga Province, Chrysanthemums and Horsefly, Phoenix, Kirifuri Waterfall at Kurokami Mountain in Shimotsuke, The Poem of Ariwara no Narihira, and the iconic, instantly recognizable The Great Wave are accompanied by explanatory text as well as complementary quotes from writers and artists such as Degas and Van Gogh. 6 pop-ups, plus 5 illustrations
Hokusai (French Edition) by Edmond de Goncourt Book Summary:
Katsushika Hokusai est sans doute l’artiste japonais le plus connu en Occident, et ce, depuis le milieu du XIXe siècle. Reflet de l’expression artistique d’une civilisation isolée, les œuvres de Hokusai, qui furent parmi les premières en provenance du Japon à émerger en Europe, influencèrent particulièrement les peintres impressionnistes et post-impressionnistes, tels que Vincent van Gogh. Considéré de son vivant comme un maître de l’estampe Ukiyo-e, Hokusai fascine par la variété et l’étendue de son Œuvre. Son travail, de près de quatre-vingt-dix ans, est présenté ici dans toute son importance et sa diversité.
Hokusai, First Manga Master by Jocelyn Bouquillard Book Summary:
More than a hundred years before Japanese comics swept the globe, the master engraver Hokusai was producing beautiful, surreal, and often downright wacky sketches and drawings, filled with many of the characters and themes found in modern manga. These out-of-context caricatures, which include studies of facial expressions, postures, and situations ranging from the mundane to the otherworldly, demonstrate both the artist’s style and his taste. In addition to the landscapes for which he is beloved, Hokusai’s mangas reveal his compassion for farmers, artisans, and peasants, as well as his keen eye for the absurd.
Hokusai Manga (Japanese and Japanese Edition) by Mitsuru Uragami Art Dealer Book Summary:
The legendary masterpieces of Hokusai-fifteen volumes in a single chunky book. Hokusai Manga is one of the masterpieces by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), a master of Ukiyo-e art, depicting ordinary people s lives, animals, plants, landscapes and human figures, historical and supernatural, even demons and monsters, as if it were a visual encyclopedia, amounting to fifteen volumes. Hokusai Manga turned out to be very popular among every class of people, from feudal lords to the general public, and became a long time best-seller in the Edo period. This book selects pieces from each volume and compiles them into one charming book. The original masterpiece spread throughout Japan and flowed into Europe in the middle of the nineteenth century, where it had a striking impact on artists, including Impressionists Manet, Monet, Degas, and others. The artistic movement Japonisme began in part due to its influence.
Poem of the Pillow and Other Stories By Utamaro, Hokusai, Kuniyoshi, and Other Artists of the Floating World by Gian Carlo Calza Book Summary:
Poem of the Pillow and Other Stories examines the artistic developments of Japanese erotic art from the ukiyo-e period, dating from the mid-seventeenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. Known by the delicate euphemism of Shunga or `spring images', these pictures were hugely popular and admired, and are today highly collectable works of art. This book illustrates major Shunga works from important ukiyo-e masters such as Utamaro, Hokusai, Harunobu, Kunisada, Kuniyoshi and many others. World-renowned scholar Gian Carlo Calza defines these fascinating erotic works in their social, historical and artistic context, providing a broad overview of a subject that is extremely nuanced and intriguing. Beautifully illustrated with over 300 images, including woodblock prints, scrolls and paintings, this book is a perfect introduction to ukiyo-e erotic art.
Hokusai: 100 Poems by 100 Poets & Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji - Katsushika Hokusai - Ukiyo-e by Daniel Ankele Book Summary:
(Revised 11/2014 - Hokusai: 100 Poems by 100 Poets & Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji now includes all matching short poems (tanka) for the series. The poems were mostly written by noble members (Emperors, princesses) and high functionaries of the Imperial courts. Paintings have been reproduced in 'HD' for the highest resolution possible.)Hokusai: 100 Poems by 100 Poets & Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji Art Book contains 125 HD Reproductions (89 from the 100 poem series and 36 from the Mount Fuji series.) Book includes; Biography, Short poems, Annotations, Table of Contents, Top 50 Museums of the World and is compatible with all Kindle devices, Kindle for iOS and Android tablets (use rotate and/or zoom feature on landscape/horizontal images for optimal viewing).(See our other Hokusai art book with over 215 more images from this wonderful Ukiyo-e artist.)The Japanese artist best-known as Katsushika Hokusai was born in Edo (now part of Tokyo) on what is commonly accepted as October 31, 1760. His family were artisans, with a mirror-making business in the Katsushika district. As early as five years old his passion for art was evident. Once he began working polishing mirrors for the family business at the age of six, he could often be found after-hours, studying and copying the painted designs from the backs of the mirrors onto scraps of wrapping paper.When he was twelve, Hokusai went to work at a Japanese lending library. These were popular institutions at the time, providing entertainment in the form of books made from wood-cut blocks which, for a fee, were read by the middle and upper classes. By fourteen, he was apprenticed to a wood-carver, and then at the age of eighteen, he entered the studio of Katsukawa Shunshō, who was a member of the ukiyo-e school of artists. These artists focused on a specific style of wood-block prints and painting, and Shunshō was the head of the “Katsukawa” school. From Shunshō Hokusai would learn and eventually master ukiyo-e, which at that time focused on images of the actors and courtesans of the day. It was here that he would also make the first of at least thirty changes to his name during his lifetime; this time, to “Shunrō,” which was a respectful way of identifying him as a student of Shunshō. Under this name, he produced his first series of prints, images of popular Kabuki actors. Also during this time he met and married his first and second wives, both of whom died young. With them he had two sons and three daughters. His youngest daughter Sakae, later known as Ōi, followed in her father’s footsteps and became an artist herself.In 1793, Shunshō died, and Hokusai then began to expand his artistic exploration, including attempting European styles from French and Dutch copper engravings he acquired. This deviation from traditional ukiyo-e methods led to his expulsion from the Katsukawa school by Shunkō, who was the highest-ranking disciple of Shunshō. As humiliating as this was, Hokusai was later to credit this expulsion with the true development of his artistic style. (cont.)
Hokusai and Hiroshige: Great Japanese Prints from the James A. Michener Collection, Honolulu Academy of Arts by Julia M. White Book Summary:
Contains 200 prints of a new motif from the Edo period, the landscape as an independent subject. Co-organized by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and the Honolulu Academy of Arts, this collection presents Hokusai's and Hiroshige's series in their entireties, including representations of their respective favorites, the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.