Japanese Concert Poster: Neighborhood and the Surrounding. Daisuke Maeda, Contsu Toda (T.CONTSU). 2015
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Perfect for display or close observation, this impeccably produced collection of some of Hokusai’s most renowned prints highlights the exquisite lines and delicate hues that have entranced viewers for centuries. During his lifetime, Hokusai was one of the most revered artists working in the ukiyo-e school of painting and printmaking. This book gathers the finest examples of Hokusai’s breathtaking prints, including his iconic The Great Wave off Kanagawa, views of Mt. Fuji, landscapes, domestic scenes, and painstakingly rendered flora and fauna.
An introduction by Matthi Forrer offers a brief biography of Hokusai and commentary on his practice and influence. Each full-colour poster is backed with a substantial caption that provides insights into the piece’s significance and notable characteristics. Printed on heavy coated paper, these detachable posters are suitable for framing, but also taken together create a lasting and illuminating introduction to Hokusai’s extraordinary accomplishment.
AUTHOR: Matthi Forrer is one of the world’s significant exports on Hokusai. He is the author of numerous books on the artist and is a former curator for Japanese Arts at the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden, Netherlands.
SELLING POINTS: Posters: Detachable posters ready for hanging or framing. Famous artist: Hokusai is one of the world’s most renowned artists known for his beautiful woodcuts of the landscape and water. Twenty-two images: Features 22 of Hokusai’s most famous and popular works such as “The Great Wave” and his pictures of Mount Fuji.