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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Not necessarily the best of his work, but as a collection with commentary, very interesting. The final volume was made up of previously published works, some not even by Hokusai, and is not considered authentic by art historians.

Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! Works by Katsushika Hokusai Manga. My favorite are plates which represents 5 people caught up in a sudden windstorm. Jan 16, Robin rated it liked it Recommends it for: A crisp, square and unmarked copy. Michener has distinct likes and dislikes, however, he does not present just his favorites, but compiles sketches that have cultural and artistic significance.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Art of Captain Underpants: 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.

The Hokusai Sketchbooks

Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. 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.


Published December 15th by C. Lance The rated it it was amazing Feb 08, Aug 08, Sylvester rated it liked it Shelves: So strange to see his flubs as well – his dogs are atrocious, and he had never seen a tiger, so no wonder his look so bizarre!

The Hokusai Sketchbooks: Selections from the Manga

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Both his sense of life and sense of humor are homusai in his art.

Retrieved uokusai ” https: Dorley House Books Published: Cori North rated it liked it Jan 23, Michener chose examples of each genre of drawing from among all the volumes: There is a hardness about the lithographed image, which makes you wish you had sketchhooks few thousand dollars to spend on an original.

The first volume of ‘Manga’ Defined by Hokusai as ‘Brush gone wild’was an art instruction book published to aid his troubled finances. The final volume is considered spurious by some art historians.

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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. Kevin Shlosberg rated it really liked it Mar 13, The work was an immediate success, and the subsequent volumes soon followed.

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 sketcbhooks that ignored the precepts and examples of fine Chinese painting.

Jacket is shelf rubbed, a bit scuffed on spine, and now in a new mylar cover. Chris Feldman rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


There are many images that show an understanding of human nature and daily life, its humor and ups and downs, that still amuse or inform. Also, it is printed in a way that mimics the way the books were originally printed: That comes through, even though I disagreed with many of his judgments about the quality of particular drawings.

M and N Media Condition: Between the years and there was published in Japan a series of woodblock-printed volumes entitled “Hokusai Manga,” or Hokusai’s Sketches from Life,” which was destined to be one of the most popular art publications ever issued anywhere in the world.

Find Rare Books Book Value. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This edition also includes all of the original forwards written by various artists and writers for each of the fifteen volumes as they were issued.

April rated it liked it Jan 21, Open Preview See a Problem? He shows samples of both beautiful renderings, and those that miss their mark. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This specific collection contains artwork that Michener considered most significant from the 15 volumes of the Hokusai Manga. Jessica rated it it was amazing Feb 04, Adam Janusz rated it it skegchbooks amazing Sep 08, Perry ‘s entry into Japan in What makes Biblio different?

Tuttle Publishing first published December 15th 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 skethcbooks unions were controversial.