9780807612132-0807612138-Hokusai: One Hundred Poets

Hokusai: One Hundred Poets

ISBN-13: 9780807612132
ISBN-10: 0807612138
Edition: 1st
Author: Peter Morse
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: George Braziller Inc.
Format: Hardcover 222 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780807612132
ISBN-10: 0807612138
Edition: 1st
Author: Peter Morse
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: George Braziller Inc.
Format: Hardcover 222 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author Peter Morse wrote Hokusai: One Hundred Poets comprising 222 pages back in 2002. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0807612138 and 9780807612132. Since then Hokusai: One Hundred Poets textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This lavishly illustrated, oversized (17" x 10") book brings together the last major print series of the celebrated Japanese artist Hokusai (1760-1849) and the Japanese poetry that inspired these beautiful prints. Whether showing semi-nude women abalone divers struggling with their catch while a male crew of shriveled old salts leers from a nearby boat, or the carefree rapture of a leisurely group of men and women observing cherry blossoms at their peak, Hokusai captures, with drama and delicacy, sublime and ridiculous states. The artist's simplicity, though deceptive, is also remarkable: he illustrates a poem about a lovers' seaside tryst with a magnificently imposing yet unadorned sailing vessel, its small window offering a coy glimpse of the fortunate couple inside. Each of the 111 color prints (as well as 41 black-and-white sketches of projected prints apparently never completed) is accompanied by the poem, in Japanese and English, a biographical note on the poet and by Peter Morse's comments on literary and artistic intention and execution.

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