The Complete Woodblock Prints
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) is considered the foremost Japanese landscape print artist of the 20th century. His work is characterized by a fascination with light, climatic conditions and tranquility. His oeuvre consists of over 700 designs of which the largest proportion was produced for the initiator of the Shin hanga ('new print') movement, Watanabe Shozaburo. Originally published in 2003, this groundbreaking publication on the life and work of Kawase Hasui is now available with a DVD, which includes a 1950s film on the artist and the production of one of his designs, a process book displaying all stages in the creation of a Japanese woodblock print, and designs which have been discovered since 2003.
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"These attractively slipcased volumes, formatted to enable the user to view the plate while reading the pertinent commentary and data, are something that all collectors and admirers of Hasui will want to own." Peter Dailey in Impressions "These two sumptuous volumes must surely be the very last word on the best known of all Shin Hanga print designers, the landscape artist Kawase Hasui (1883-1957). (...) The meticulous scholarship of this catalogue is a fitting tribute to half a century of patient craftmanship and atmospheric scene scetting." Joe Earle in The Art Newspaper