Hokusai

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Hokusai, the Japanese master artist and printmaker of the ukiyo-e school, produced a vast array of artworks, including single-sheet prints of landscapes and actors, hand paintings, individual surimonos, erotic books and many more. His famous print series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” marks the summit in the history of the Japanese landscape print, as epitomised by his world famous design ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’. Hokusai’s determined industry, spanning over seventy years of continuous creation, serves as the prototype of the single-minded artist, striving to complete his given task in the endless pursuit of perfection. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing readers to explore the works of great artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Hokusai’s collected works in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* The collected works of Katsushika Hokusai – over 800 prints, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order
* Includes reproductions of rare works
* Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information
* Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Hokusai’s celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books
* Hundreds of images in colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders
* Special alphabetical contents table for the prints
* Easily locate the prints you wish to view
* Features a bonus biography by C. J. Holmes – discover Hokusai’s artistic and personal life

CONTENTS:

The Highlights
Segawa Kikunojo III as Oren
Ichikawa Ebizo as Sanzoku
Descending Geese for Bunshichi
One Hundred Ghost Stories in a Haunted House
The Toilet
Sudden Rain at the New Yanagi Bridge, the Rainbow at Otakegura
Sonobe Saemon Yoritane
Hokusai Manga
Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife
A Fisherman’s Family
Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji
The Great Wave off Kanagawa
Fine Wind, Clear Morning
Clear Autumn Weather at Choko
The Amida Falls in the Far Reaches of the Kisokaido
Whaling off the Goto Islands
The Suspension Bridge on the Border of Hida and Etchu Provinces
The Ghost of Kohada Koheiji
Fuji over the Sea
Li Bai Admiring a Waterfall

The Prints
Hokusai’s Prints
Alphabetical List of Prints

The Biography
Hokusai by C. J. Holmes

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