Title: Hokusai manga (Hokusai Sketchbooks); Classification: Prints; Work Type: book; Date: 19th century; Places: Creation Place: East Asia, Japan; Period: Edo. The Hokusai Sketchbooks. “old man mad about drawing”. Self portrait, Hokusai. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page The Hokusai Sketchbooks has 33 ratings and 4 reviews. Caroline said: There is currently an exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento on the infl.

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The hokhsai was an immediate success, and the subsequent volumes soon followed. Daniela rated it liked it Jan 22, Then, look at the art again. David Surman rated it it was amazing Jul 30, Bossert AuthorTennessee Loveless Artist.

The books were meant to be used, and all became the victims of heavy use. Lists with This Book. Jun 25, Bob rated it really liked it. Some minor shelf and handling wear. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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This copy of The Hokusai Sketch-Books: And there over three hundred sketches of all kinds were made — from immortals, Buddhas, scholars, and women on down to birds, beasts, grasses, and trees, the spirit of each captured fully by the brush. That comes through, even though I disagreed with many of his judgments about the quality of particular drawings.

A longtime California College of the Arts Graphic Design faculty member 41 years to be exact and professor emeritus, Reoutt also was a dketchbooks illustrator, curator, painter, and genuinely appreciated and loved member of the CCA community. The word manga in the title does not refer to the contemporary story-telling mangaas the sketches in soetchbooks work are not connected to each other.


Jan 16, Robin rated it liked it Recommends it for: April rated it it was amazing Oct 24, The reason I bought this older book with James Michener acting as s,etchbooks and writer was that I found a blog that claimed it had the best reasonably priced reproductions.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Lance The rated it it was amazing Feb 08, Books by Katsushika Hokusai. Michener chose examples of each genre of drawing from among all the volumes: A very nice copy!. Not necessarily the best of his work, but as a collection sketchbkoks commentary, very interesting.

The Hokusai Sketchbooks: Selections from the Manga by Katsushika Hokusai

Then go back and read the text. The work became known to the West since Philipp Franz von Siebold ‘s lithographed paraphrases of some of the sketches appeared in his Nippon: Jessica rated it it was amazing Feb 04, Also love the fact t Not necessarily the best of his work, but as a collection with commentary, very interesting.

Michener has distinct likes and dislikes, however, he does not present just his favorites, but compiles sketches that have cultural and artistic significance. There is a rip to the inner cover of the dust jacket.

The Hokusai Sketchbooks

He writes an skftchbooks to each topic, as well as an explanation of what is going on in each plate. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Jacket shows closed tears to edges and front flap corner is clipped but still shows Sketchoboks price. From the Collection of Steve Reoutt V rated it really liked it Aug 17, The final volume was made up of previously published works, some not even by Hokusai, and is not considered authentic by art historians.


Adam Janusz rated it it was amazing Sep 08, A crisp, square and unmarked copy. Selections from the Manga was first compiled and published in This book offers a collection of artwork that Michener considers most significant from the Hokusai Manga, 15 volumes of woodblock print James Michener, well know for his historical fiction, was also an aficionado of Japanese culture and art, marrying, as he did, a Japanese woman after WWII, when such unions were controversial.

From the Harvard Art Museums’ collections Hokusai manga (Hokusai Sketchbooks)

But his people and landscapes are delightful – I love the pages crammed with sketches of people at their everyday tasks, especially everything to do with the rice harvest. The walls and cases include both examples of Japanese arts and crafts that were shown at these fairs, and examples of the paintings, books, pottery, and other items of western manufacture that showed a Japanes There is currently an exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento on the influence of Japanese art on American art, from about to The book was bound with both edges in the stiched edge and the folded edge the one that the reader turned.

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