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||"Visions of Japan -- Kawase Hasuiís Masterpieces"|
by Kendal H. Brown/Hotei Publishing
||Hotei Publishing/KIT (Netherlands)
||8 7/8 x 11 inches x 149 pgs
(Very FEW remain.)
||HARDCOVER version--very FEW remain. This AMAZING reference showcases what this publisher selected as the finest 100 masterpieces
out of approximately 600 lifetime images by Kawase Hasui, unquestionably the premier
landscape artists of the twentieth century. Contains 100 large, full colour illustrations which embody the enormous
variety of snow, moon and rain scenes for which Hasui is so well known.
Preface, Introduction, and Essay
about Hasui (totaling 24 pages of text) by Kendal Brown offer a comprehensive understanding of both the "shin-hanga" movement
and Hasui's extensive contributions to this artform. A wonderful reference on Hasui--if you can only afford one
reference of Hasui's works, consider this one to own.