Hokusai: A Life in Drawing (Hardback)Henri-Alexis Baatsch (author)
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This book traces the career of this child from a working-class district of old Tokyo, then known as Edo, evoking the special atmosphere of this great city and of Japanese life, when Japan - closed to foreigners - developed in a vacuum a powerfully original culture. Hokusai became one of the great masters of the woodcut, this 'brush gone wild', as he called himself, being rediscovered by the Impressionists and aesthetes at the end of the 19th century. He remains one of the greatest and - thanks to his personality - one of the most attractive figures of world art.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 860 g
Dimensions: 226 x 160 mm
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