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on 16 August 2012
Hokusai Manga is essential for anyone interested in Japanese art prints, the work shows the sketchbooks of Hokusai, the drawings range from what the man saw in daily life and everything in his head, birds, plants, home objects, people and facial expressions, landscapes, mythical beasts and creatures and even how to draw instructions. however as there are over a thousand images spread across 15 volumes of Hokusai's Manga, getting them all in one book would be a mammoth task! i understand that there are various collections of some of Hokusai's Manga series, some are printed closer to the original style of black and skin colour and even manage to replicate the page texture of the originals, but these editions are often over the £100 mark.
This edition prints the images in red and also black, some might say that this looks wrong but there is a theme to the whole book and i think it works well, the size of the book is immense and well worth the price that Amazon normally offer it for, the pages are of a cartridge paper feel and are finished matte which keeps the images looking more as they should have been originally in a sketchbook.
I would say that this book is a good introduction to Hokusai's Manga series for the reasonable price that Amazon offers of around £30, considering its size and the sheer volume of work it shows it gives you a good starting point to research and maybe eventually work your way up to the more expensive versions of this huge series.
a worthwhile edition to any Japanese enthusiast's bookshelf
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