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The Japanese artist Hokusai spent the second half of his life sketching and painting with tremendous energy nearly everything he saw, and this book focuses on one of his most productive periods, when the artist was in his seventies. This book presents fifty works of the artist's astonishing oeuvre. It includes selections from his renowned series of woodblock prints, Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, including In the Hollow of a Wave,A" Shower below the Summit,A" and South Wind at Clear Dawn.A" Also presented are images of flowers, waterfalls, bridges, birds, and fish, demonstrating the uniquely precise yet passionate quality of Hokusai's art. An expert on the artist's work, Matthi Forrer provides illuminating commentary on Hokusai's life and technique, offering insight into his enduring popularity throughout the world.
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MATTHI FORRER is Curator of Japanese Art at the Rijksmuseum in Leiden, and Professor at Leiden University, the Netherlands. His books include Hiroshige: Prints and Drawings and Hokusai: Prints and Drawings (Prestel).

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