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Author Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849.

Title Hokusai : beyond the great wave / edited by Timothy Clark.

Publication Info. [London] : Thames & Hudson in collaboration with the British Museum, [2017]


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 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  709.52 HOK    Check Shelf
Description 352 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Note "This publication accompanies the exhibition 'Hokusai : beyond the great wave' at the British Museum from 25 May to 13 August 2017 and the exhibition 'Hokusai - Fuji o koete' at Abeno Harukas Art Museum, Osaka, from 6 October to 19 November 2017"-- verso of title page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-339) and index.
Summary Hokusai created sublime works during the last thirty years of his life, right up to his death at the age of ninety. Publications have hitherto presented his long career as a chronological sequence. This book takes a fresh approach based on innovative scholarship: thematic groupings of works are related to the major spiritual and artistic quests of Hokusai's life. Hokusai's personal beliefs are studied here through major brush paintings, drawings, woodblock prints and illustrated books. The book gives due attention to the contribution of Hokusai's daughter Eijo (Oi), an accomplished artist in her own right. Hokusai continually explored the mutability and minutiae of natural phenomena in his art. His late subjects and styles were based on a mastery of eclectic Japanese, Chinese and European techniques and an encyclopaedic knowledge of nature, myth, and history. Mount Fuji was the most significant model for Hokusai in his quest for immortality. This collection of Hokusai's works draws on the finest to be found in Japan and around the world, making this the most important publication for years on Hokusai, and a uniquely valuable overview of the artist's late career.
Contents Hokusai : the final years / Roger S. Keyes -- Late Hokusai, backwards / Timothy Clark -- Hokusai's thought / Angus Lockyer -- The power of Hokusai's line / Matsuba Ryōko -- Hokusai in old age : his ideas, his way / Asano Shūgō -- Hokusai and late Tokugawa society / Alfred Haft -- Catalogue. Hokusai from twenty to sixty -- Mt Fuji and the Great wave -- Worlds seen -- Worlds imagined -- Hokusai's world -- Immortality.
Subject Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849 -- Exhibitions.
Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849. (OCoLC)fst00053187
Katsushika, Hokusai 1760-1849. (DE-588)118552929
Color prints, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868 -- Exhibitions.
Painting, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868 -- Exhibitions.
Color prints, Japanese. (OCoLC)fst00868638
Color prints, Japanese -- Edo period. (OCoLC)fst01710946
Painting, Japanese. (OCoLC)fst01050925
Painting, Japanese -- Edo period. (OCoLC)fst01711101
Chronological Term 1600-1868
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Clark, Timothy, 1959- editor.
British Museum, host institution.
Abeno Harukasu Bijutsukan, host institution.
Added Title Beyond the great wave
ISBN 9780500094068 (hardcover)
0500094063 (hardcover)
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