Part of a series of handy, luxurious Flame Tree Pocket Books. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed then foil stamped. And they’re delightfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. These are perfect for personal use, handbags and make a dazzling gift. This example is based on ´The Sea at Satta in Suruga Province´ by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858).
Hiroshige was a prolific artist, creating over 5,000 works in his lifetime. Here he makes tribute to Hokusai´s The Great Wave, off Kanagawa. The hectic activity of the waves is offset by Mount Fuji´s tranquility, demonstrating Hiroshige´s fascination with portraying the sensual moods of a landscape.