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Author Forrer, Matthi, author

Title Hiroshige : prints and drawings / Matthi Forrer ; with essays by Suzuki Jüzō and Henry D. Smith II
Published Munich ; New York : Prestel, [1997]
Munich ; New York : Prestel Verlag, c1997


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 MELB  769.92 Ando For/Hpa  AVAILABLE
Description 254 pages : illustrations (some coloured) ; 29 cm
Contents The Art of Hiroshige / Matthi Forrer -- Some Observations on Hiroshige / Suzuki Juzo -- Hiroshige in History / Henry D. Smith II -- Catalogue / Matthi Forrer
Summary Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) holds an assured place in the history of world art as one of the greatest and best-loved masters of the wood-block print. For this book, published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts in London to mark the bicentenary of the artist's birth, every effort has been made to reproduce the finest early impressions. Each plate is provided with a commentary by Matthi Forrer who, in an introductory essay, examines Hiroshige's life and work, assessing his place in Japanese art and making some important revisions to the generally accepted chronology of his oeuvre. Suzuki Juzo, in his essay, makes a plea for seeing Hiroshige as a whole, drawing attention to aspects of the artist's work and personality that are often overlooked, while Henry D. Smith II places Hiroshige and his art in their social and political context
Notes Published on the occasion of the exhibition with the same title held in Royal Academy of Arts, London, 3 July-28 Sept., 1997
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-253)
Notes Closed Access copy from the Judy Cassab Library Collection
Subject Hiroshige, 1797-1858
Andō, Hiroshige, 1797-1858 -- Exhibitions.
Prints, Japanese -- Japan -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Author Suzuki, Jūzō, 1919-2010, contributor
Smith, Henry D., II (Henry DeWitt), 1940- contributor
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
LC no. 98185936
ISBN 3791318608 (alkaline paper)
3791325949 (paperback)