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A monumental book printed on uncut paper celebrates Hokusai’s iconic “Thirty-Six Views of Fuji”.

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An upcoming volume of Bags is a tribute to the well-known Japanese ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) and his iconic woodcut print series, Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji. Compilation of the 36 original works of art by Hokusai and the ten pieces he created after the success of the first collection, the XXL edition celebrates the acclaimed artist and his fascination for Japan’s highest mountain.

The 224-page book is in a fabric box with wooden clasps and is overlaid in content and form with Japanese history and tradition. It contains uncut paper and the usual binding. The lively, art-historical works are paired with 114 color variations and written by Andreas Marks– The director of the Clark Center for Japanese Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art is also behind it Pocket tape Chronicle of More than Two Centuries of Woodcuts – Background information on the exquisite works produced by Hokusai during the Edo period, when a local tourism boom positioned Fuji as a permanent cultural landmark.

Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji will be released in June and can be pre-ordered from Bookstore.

South wind, clear weather (“Red Fuji”). Image © TASCHEN / Philadelphia Museum of Art

Sekiya Village on the Sumida River. Image © TASCHEN / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

#Art history
#books
#Japan
# Woodcuts

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