HOKUSAI: PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND WOODCUTS
by J. Hillier
Illustrated by Katsushika Hokusai
Published by Phaidon. 3rd. 1978
Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper. Third edition with extended bibliography. Hokusai is one of the few Japanese artists whose appeal is not restricted to those who understand and appreciate the Eastern idiom in painting. This book is one of the most comprehensive and fully illustrated works on Hokusai published in English, the author describes the slow unfolding of the artist's gifts as print designer and book illustrator... Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w and colour illustrations.
A few small marks to lower edge of front board. Light browning to top edge of boards. Text block lightly browned, contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine and top edges, rear panel lightly scuffed.
Stock no. 1822331