The Path from Hiroshige to Contemporary Artists
Hiroshige’s early 19th-century series, Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido, is a masterpiece of ukiyo-e (woodblock printing) landscape tableaux. The artist takes the viewer along one of the main roads of Japan, linking Edo (now Tokyo) with Kyoto and a famous scenic route that includes celebrated sights like Mt. Fuji. This unprecedented – and stunningly beautiful – exhibition catalog delicately and faithfully reproduces Hiroshige’s prints, and goes on to works by other important artists following in the footsteps of this classic series: 62 woodblocks from the 1960s by Shiko Munakata; Yoshitomo Nara’s In the floating world, No Nukes!; a mix of samurai and modern scenes by Akira Yamaguchi; and photos of a magnificent painting-installation by up-and-coming artist Kazuyuki Takezaki. Two centuries of Japanese art and artists on one timeless theme.
12 x 9 inches / 200 pp / 40 b/w and 160 color
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