Hokusai x Manga edited by Sabine Schulze, Nora von Achenbach, and Simon Klingler

Hokusai x Manga edited by Sabine Schulze, Nora von Achenbach, and Simon Klingler

By Sarah Boslaugh

'Hokusai x Manga' traces the influence of popular Japanese visual art, from the 17th century forward, on contemporary manga. 27 Mar 2017 // 8:30 AM

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