Hokusai and His Age: Ukiyo-e Painting, Printmaking, Book Illustration in Late Edo Japan. Katsuchika Hokusai (1760-1849) was a towering and creative figure in the world of Japanese painting and design. His work also had a profound influence in 19th-century France and other European countries. These 15 essays are by specialists on his achievements. Part 1 focuses on the painting of Hokusai and his many pupils. Part 2 looks at his major and diverse innovations in print design and book illustration. Included are essays on: the considerable work of his daughter, the painter Katsushika Oi, his books of erotica, his manuals on the incorporation of imported microscope technology; and his approach to Western scientific discourse. With a wealth of colour and black-and-white plates.
Hokusai and His Age
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AuthorsCarpenter, John T. (ed.)