This is a large, high quality volume, though not very thick. The paper quality is excellent and the colour reproduction on the prints is superb. And there are a lot of Hiroshige's finest works in it, though some are in smaller size reproductions than I would have liked. But given the number they fit in, I am not overly disappointed. The text is a good basic introduction to the artist, his work, and the period, giving a welcome context and history to the works. A little flawed in that often pictures are referred to in the text but not reproduced at that point, so you find yourself leafing through trying to find the one that is meant. But as someone with very little knowledge of Hiroshige apart from having seen his art, I feel I have a much better understanding of what he achieved and how he achieved it, and it has enhanced my appreciation of the pictures. Worth the money in my view.
This is an excellent book.It was much better than I expected considering the price. Every page has a colour print quite a lot of them full page each with a concise explanation. This is a great book for anyone wishing to know more about Hiroshige and his work or for those of us who simply love looking at his artwork.
You get what you pay for and some. a very reasonably priced place and time covered description with a lot of fairly OK reproductions though a proportion are the size of postage stamps. This does not stop it from getting five stars overall and mainly on value.
Bought as a present for someone else, but I couldn't help peeking. Both the recipient and I thought this was a delightful collection of Hiroshige's work, very accessible to a non-expert, and excellent value.