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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Trevor rated it it was amazing Aug 20, Daniela rated it liked it Jan 22, Mimigigi rated it it was amazing Jun 15, While the critics have often disagreed on the artistic value of the “Manga” – with judgements ranging all the way from “a major art treasure” and “worthy of Rembrandt” to “an outpouring of sketches lacking organization or meaning” – the art lovers of the world, no less than the man in the street for whom Hokusai workedhave felt the supreme vitality and life-loving force of the sketches and have always delighted in the fifteen volumes of the book.

The Art of Tennessee Loveless: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Hardcoverpages. Block-printed in three colours black, gray and pale fleshthe Manga comprise literally thousands of images in 15 volumes, the first published inwhen the artist was From the Collection of Steve Reoutt Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject.

Then go back and read the text. He went on to cofound the San Francisco chapter of the AIGA, including serving a nine-year board position as design historian. Chris Feldman rated it it was amazing Jul 28, That comes through, even though I disagreed with many of his judgments about the quality of particular drawings.

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Michener has distinct likes and dislikes, however, he does not present just his favorites, but compiles sketches that have cultural and artistic significance. April rated it liked hokudai Jan 21, The commentary is interesting partly because it is historical in itself, written in Refresh and try again. Also love the fact t Not necessarily the best of his work, but as a collection with commentary, very interesting. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Lance The rated it it was amazing Feb 08, Michener had the images printed at original size on slightly larger pages.

Between the years and there was published in Japan a series of woodblock-printed volumes entitled “Hokusai Manga,” or Hokusaii Sketches from Life,” which was destined to be one of the most popular art publications ever issued anywhere in the world. Zketchbooks are plates, as well as hundreds more small images scattered across the top of his text pages.

Michener says that all of the images sketchboo,s taken from prints that were made with the original blocks, although the sources were many different volumes.

V rated it really liked it Aug 17, This edition also ssketchbooks all of the original forwards written by various artists and writers for each sketchnooks the fifteen volumes as they were issued. 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 reason I bought this older book with James Michener acting as editor and writer was that I found a blog that claimed it had the best reasonably priced reproductions.

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He does spend quite a bit of time discussing the attitudes of the Japanese themselves toward Hokusai, in particular the way many art collectors at least when he was writing looked askance at such popular, low class art that ignored the precepts and examples of fine Chinese painting. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

He was born in in Shanghai to Russian parents. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The final volume was made up of previously published works, some not even by Hokusai, and is not considered authentic by art historians.

A longtime California College of the Arts Graphic Design faculty member 41 years to be exact and professor emeritus, Reoutt also was a book illustrator, curator, painter, and genuinely appreciated and loved member of the CCA community.

Dorley House Books Published: William rated it liked it Oct 13, Sign In Register Help Cart. In Reoutt received the AIGA Fellowship award for dketchbooks and professional contributions to raising the standards of excellence within our design community.

The Hokusai Sketchbooks: Selections from the Manga

The books were meant to be used, and all became the victims of heavy use. Pam Laine rated it it was amazing Dec 04, My favorite are plates which sktechbooks 5 people caught up in a sudden windstorm.

There are many images that show sketchbokks understanding of human nature and daily life, its humor and ups and downs, that still amuse or inform.