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Hokusai and His Age: Ukiyo-E Painting, Printmaking and Book Illustrations in Late EDO Japan

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This profusely illustrated volume, which collects essays by a distinguished roster of specialists in Japanese art, presents a wide range of current scholarship on the Edo artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) and his immediate artistic and literary circles. Achieving worldwide renown for his dramatic landscape print series such as the "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji," Hokusai also excelled in book illustration, erotica, and privately commissioned woodcuts called surimono. Less well known, Hokusai was a highly accomplished ...