Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Hokusai, First Manga Master” as Want to Read:
Hokusai, First Manga Master
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Hokusai, First Manga Master

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  46 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The first Japanese artist to become widely known in the West, Katsushika Hokusai's influence on American and European art, design and culture remains unparalleled. This book features a selection of 60 of the master's woodcut prints, culled from the complete series of the 'Manga' volumes.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Harry N. Abrams
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Hokusai, First Manga Master, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Hokusai, First Manga Master

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 98)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Sarah Jane Smith
There are a lot of gorgeous, detailed prints in this book, which is why I tried to go through it slower than usual. This is an art book I wouldn't mind owning and keeping in my personal collection - unfortunately, I'm reading a library copy!
Ariane
A very nice little book containing some of the finest pieces from Hokusai's 15-volume Manga, covering everything from examples of pots and shellfish to elaborate prints of gods and monsters. (Don't you just love the woman with the extended neck on the cover?). I appreciate that the plates take up the entire page so that the reader can linger over the images without being bothered by out-of-place text or petty page margins. My favorite pictures are the ones of animals and plants. The detail is st ...more
Taruia
May 01, 2014 Taruia rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Art buffs and Mangaistas
This is a tremendous book which has decided to err on the side of fewer words and more pictures. One infuriating thing with art books, is that there are often too many words detailing some peculiar abstract point, without showing any pictures. This may be for many reasons, I'll admit, but this book uses words sparingly, and allows the pictures to tell their own stories. The translation from French to English, was a little bit dodgy, however.
Rick
Nov 30, 2007 Rick rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: art
This book is a must of anyone who treasures Japanese block print art. Hokusai is the world’s foremost ukiyo-e master. His works are fantastic, and they are presented masterfully in this beautiful book. This book is mostly a collection of Hokusai’s prints on high quality paper. But there is also some discussion of Hokusai and his style.
Suhaila
Feb 07, 2008 Suhaila rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Suhaila by: Susanna
Hilarious and ingenious. Who knew the guy most famous for his view of Mount Fuji had such an eye for human foibles and other absurdities?
G (galen)
every page of this book is full of awesome.
Stanley Faris
Stanley Faris marked it as to-read
Jan 18, 2015
Valborg Guttorp
Valborg Guttorp marked it as to-read
Jan 13, 2015
Zahlia Caddsmith
Zahlia Caddsmith marked it as to-read
Dec 27, 2014
Gonçalo Serra
Gonçalo Serra marked it as to-read
Oct 18, 2014
Angelica
Angelica marked it as to-read
Oct 15, 2014
Yasmin Hage
Yasmin Hage marked it as to-read
Oct 09, 2014
E
E marked it as to-read
Nov 18, 2014
Aimee
Aimee marked it as to-read
Aug 26, 2014
Ruben
Ruben is currently reading it
Apr 02, 2014
Eadweard
Eadweard marked it as to-read
Mar 26, 2014
Adam
Adam marked it as to-read
Mar 19, 2014
Amanda
Amanda marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2014
Shahad Ashkanani
Shahad Ashkanani marked it as to-read
Apr 04, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Hokusai's Mount Fuji: The Complete Views in Color Hokusai: Manga Le Tokaido de Hiroshige résurrection de Pompéi: dessins d'archéologues des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles

Share This Book