Starting today Cover Story is a feature for regular Monday posting where I will share with you the “face” of a book that has caught my eye. I will not have always read the book before featuring it on Cover Story, and I normally will not discuss the contents of the book on the Cover Story posting. I hope you will share your favorite “cover story” photo in a reply.
The University of Arkansas Press
Cover Image is Goten-yama Hill a color woodcut print by Hokusai, courtesy of Library of Congress.
Katsushika Hokusai (October or November 1760-May 10, 1849) was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. In his time, he was Japan’s leading expert on Chinese painting. Born in Edo (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best-known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji which includes the iconic and internationally recognized print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, created during the 1820s.
Cover design: Katy Henriksen