If you’ve already seen Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo in Japanese edition, but would like to get a broader context and find out more details – this album is for you.
A solid introduction very thoroughly explains the very history of the series, describes in detail the technique of execution and the method of production of woodcuts, presents the craftsmen and the publishers closely working with Hiroshige. There are close-ups of interesting details. Just like its Japanese counterpart, the album contains all the works from the series. Reprints of woodcuts are supplemented with extensive descriptions, explaining the scenes and drawing attention to important details.
Recommended for fans of ukiyo-e, artists looking for inspiration and art lovers (especially landscapes!)
All texts are featured in three languages (English, German and French).