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Hiroshige Fan Prints at the V and A

Hiroshige Fan Prints at the V and A

A celebration of the V&A's remarkable collection of fan prints (uchiwa-e) by the admired early 19th-century ukiyo-e woodblock print artist Utagawa Hiroshige. The collection is published in its entirety: 126 fan prints, which are remarkablefor their vibrant colours and striking de... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781851773329
Published 1 October 2001 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Faulkner, Rupert
Series V & A Far Eastern
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ISBN-13 9781851773329
ISBN-10 1851773320
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint V & A Publications
Publication Date 1 October 2001
International Publication Date 31 May 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Faulkner, Rupert
Series V & A Far Eastern
Category Oriental Art
Prints & Printmaking
Individual Artists
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 217mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 898g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Color prints, Pictorial works, Wood-engraving, Fans
NBS Text Individual Artists / Art Monographs
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 769.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), a leading artist of the popular ukiyo-e school, created many of the most familiar images of pre-modern Japan. Considerably more rare are his designs for fan prints or uchiwa-e, and the remarkable group in the V&A, published here in their entirety for the first time,is the largest known holding of its kind in the world. Assembled between 1886 and 1919, the collection offers fascinating insights into a relatively uncharted but compelling dimension of Hiroshige's achievement. A native of Edo, the large and bustling urban centre that subsequently became the city of Tokyo, Hiroshige lived at a time when travel was becoming an increasingly important partof Japanese life. He was to become particularly famous for his landscape prints, where he skilfully catered for the growing demand for creative representations of places popular among the travelling public. Another of Hiroshige's strengthswas bird and flower studies, and he also created many fine designs dealing with literary and historical themes. Rich in colour and full of poetry, Hiroshige's works are ascaptivating today as when they were first created in mid-nineteenth-century Japan. This volume of astonishingly vivid and varied fan prints will be of considerable interest to collectors, students and anyone with a love of Japanese art.

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