Winter's Tales

A bibliophile's lit picks for your library

 

Curated by Jenn Thornton

  Photo courtesy of Prestel Publishing

Photo courtesy of Prestel Publishing

Hiroshige by Matthi Forrer

Admired as the last great practitioner of ukiyo-e (“pictures of the floating world”), Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige is considered the tradition’s most poetic producer, his work an influence on Western art and some of its greatest names: van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne. This lavish, chronically organized survey of his life and work is a jewel for art lovers, featuring Japanese-style binding and a clamshell box. The 300 depictions of Hiroshige’s beloved prints, books and paintings, along with an examination of the historic and cultural environment in which he created them, crowns the oeuvre of a true artistic titan. $149.00, Prestel.com