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Mechademia 7Lines of Sight$
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Frenchy Lunning

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680498

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680498.001.0001

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Hokusai’s Lines of Sight

Hokusai’s Lines of Sight

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(p.103) Hokusai’s Lines of Sight
Source:
Mechademia 7
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Timon Screech

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680498.003.0005

This chapter focuses on Hokusai, known internationally as the Japanese artist par excellence. His “Great Wave off Kanagawa,” from the series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei), is one of the world’s most widely recognized works. Hokusai also forms part of the narrative of self-validation that is Japan’s “opening,” modernization, and equalization with Europe and North America. In 1834, Hokusai published his biggest project, One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku hyakkei), in three volumes. The set does not just take up the topography and history of the mountain but also considers acts of looking, representing, and indeed reflecting it.

Keywords:   Hokusai, Japanese artists, Great Wave off Kanagawa, Japan, Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji

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