Masterclass: Understanding Shunga

A Guide to Japanese Erotic Art
Author: Majella Munro
Publisher: ER Books
ISBN: 1904989543
Category: Art
Page: 159
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This sumptous guide explains the cultural forces behind Shunga images and why the Japanese find them so erotic. It also reveals the influence of Shunga on great Western art movements such as Impressionism. Exquisitely and abundantly illustrated, this is the most comprehensively informative book ever to be written on the subject - truly a 'masterclass'.

Japanese Erotic Art

The Hidden World of Shunga
Author: Ofer Shagan,Mark Halpern
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500291177
Category: Art
Page: 472
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The definitive book on Japanese erotic art or shunga

Shunga

Erotic Art in Japan
Author: Rosina Buckland
Publisher: Abrams Press
ISBN: 9781468306989
Category: Art
Page: 175
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Showcases top-selected examples of Japanese erotic art created between 1600 and 1900 including pieces by Kitagawa Utamaro and Katsushika Hokusai, demonstrating how the form reflects multiple perspectives, fantasy scenarios, opulent materials and special printing effects.

Japanese erotic fantasies

sexual imagery of the Edo period
Author: Chris Uhlenbeck,Margarita Winkel,Ellis Tinios,Cecilia Segawa Seigle,Amy Reigle Newland,Oikawa Shigeru
Publisher: Hotei Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 256
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Much has been written on Japanese woodblock prints, book illustrations and paintings of the Edo period known as Ukiyo-e, but often neglected in any discussion of this rich artistic tradition is the genre of erotic imagery. Many celebrated Ukiyo-e artists such as Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-70), Isoda Koryusai (1735-90), Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815), Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806), Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) and Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) created significant numbers of sexually explicit compositions that are today collectively referred to as shunga, or 'spring pictures'. As objects deemed injurious to public morals, shunga were banned by the Tokugawa government. Faced with the challenges of working in an illegal genre and the demand for shunga by a voracious public, shunga artists exhibited an innovativeness and creativity in their work that would be remarkable in any age.

Japan Stil


Author: Gian Carlo Calza
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780714870571
Category:
Page: 303
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Shunga

the art of love in Japan
Author: Tom Evans,Mary Anne Evans
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 284
View: 1992
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The International Museum of Erotic Art


Author: Phyllis Kronhausen,Eberhard Kronhausen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Erotic art
Page: 64
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Legacies of the Comfort Women of World War II


Author: Margaret D. Stetz,Bonnie B. C. Oh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317466241
Category: History
Page: 246
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The stories of the former comfort women have galvanized both Asian and non-Asian intellectuals working in a variety of fields. Scholars of Asian history and politics, feminists, human rights activists, documentary filmmakers, visual artists, and novelists have begun to address the subject of the comfort system; to take up the cause of the surviving comfort women's sturggles; to call attention to sexual violence against women, especially during wartime; to consider the links among militarism, racism, imperialism, and sexism; and to include this history into 20th-century political history. This volume contains a cross-section of responses to the issues raised by the former comfort women and their new visibility on the international stage. Its focus is on how theorists, historians, researchers, activists, and artists have been preserving, interpreting, and disseminating the legacies of the comfort women and also drawing lessons from these. The essays consider the impact and influence of the comfort women's stories on a wide variety of fields and describe how those stories are now being heard or read and used in Asian and in the West.

Hokusai


Author: Edmond de Goncourt
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 178160990X
Category: Art
Page: 378
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Katsushika Hokusai ist ohne Zweifel der seit der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts im Westen berühmteste Künstler Japans. Die Werke Hokusais spiegeln die künstlerischen Ausdrucksformen einer isolierten Kultur wider. Gleichzeitig war er einer der ersten japanischen Künstler, der in Europa Bekanntheit erlangte und großen Einfluss auf impressionistische und postimpressionistische Maler wie etwa Vincent van Gogh ausübte. Hokusai galt schon zu seinen Lebzeiten als ein Meister der Kunst des Ukiyo-e. Er fasziniert uns noch heute mit der Vielfalt und Bedeutung seines in diesem Buch in seiner gesamten abwechslungsreichen Breite präsentierten, fast neunzig Jahre umfassenden Werkes.

Decadence

Japanese Fetish Art
Author: Carol Gnojewski,Davis Bromwell
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 83
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A lush coffee table book comprising a survey of Ukiyo-e poster art, a genre of Japanese wood block prints of the ancient Edo period (1600-1867) that continues to inspire and inform creators of Japanese manga and anime. Focusing on shunga prints, or Japanese erotica, this is a surreal, vivid and sometimes disorientating collection of fetishistic sexual fantasies that will serve as a bridge between ancient and modern art and erotic literature. In colour and b/w throughout.

Poem of the Pillow


Author: Gian Carlo Calza
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714871578
Category: Art
Page: 464
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A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated study of traditional Japanese erotic art. Poem of the Pillow and Other Stories examines the artistic developments of Japanese erotic art from the ukiyo-e period, dating from the mid-seventeenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. Known by the delicate euphemism of Shunga or ‘spring images’, these pictures were hugely popular and admired, and are today highly collectable works of art. This book illustrates major Shunga works from important ukiyo-e masters such as Utamaro, Hokusai, Harunobu, Kunisada, Kuniyoshi and many others. World-renowned scholar Gian Carlo Calza defines these fascinating erotic works in their social, historical and artistic context, providing a broad overview of a subject that is extremely nuanced and intriguing. Beautifully illustrated with over 300 images, including woodblock prints, scrolls and paintings, this book is a perfect introduction to ukiyo-e erotic art.

European erotic art


Author: Francis Carr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Shunga

ars amandi in Japan
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783803018090
Category:
Page: 174
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The Japanese Art of Sex

How to Tease, Seduce, and Pleasure the Samurai in Your Bedroom
Author: Jina Bacarr
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
ISBN: 1880656841
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
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Learn how to use the ancient and modern Japanese sexual practices of court ladies, courtesans and geisha to spark romance and deliver an erotic "floating world" of pleasure to you and your partner.

The Cosmic Embrace

An Illustrated Guide to Sacred Sex
Author: John Stevens
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 191
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A survey of art from around the world and through the ages that explores the dimension of sexuality, this book demonstrates how the notion of sexual relationships as something honourable, fulfilling and beneficial is nothing new, nor is the idea limited to the traditions of the mystic East.

The New Yorker Theater and Other Scenes from a Life at the Movies


Author: Toby Talbot
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231519826
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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The nation didn't know it, but 1960 would change American film forever, and the revolution would occur nowhere near a Hollywood set. With the opening of the New Yorker Theater, a cinema located at the heart of Manhattan's Upper West Side, cutting-edge films from around the world were screened for an eager audience, including the city's most influential producers, directors, critics, and writers. Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Susan Sontag, Andrew Sarris, and Pauline Kael, among many others, would make the New Yorker their home, trusting in the owners' impeccable taste and incorporating much of what they viewed into their work. In this irresistible memoir, Toby Talbot, co-owner and proud "matron" of the New Yorker Theater, reveals the story behind Manhattan's wild and wonderful affair with art-house film. With her husband Dan, Talbot showcased a range of eclectic films, introducing French New Wave and New German cinema, along with other groundbreaking genres and styles. As Vietnam protests and the struggle for civil rights raged outside, the Talbots also took the lead in distributing political films, such as Bernard Bertolucci's Before the Revolution, and documentaries, such as Shoah and Point of Order. Talbot enhances her stories with selections from the New Yorker's essential archives, including program notes by Jack Kerouac, Jules Feiffer, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonas Mekas, Jack Gelber, and Harold Humes. These artifacts testify to the deeply engaged and collaborative spirit behind each showing, and they illuminate the myriad and often entertaining aspects of theater operation. All in all, Talbot's tales capture the highs and lows of a thrilling era in filmmaking.

Sex and the Floating World

Erotic Images in Japan 1700-1820 - Second Edition
Author: Timon Screech
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861894328
Category: Art
Page: 320
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During the Edo period in eighteenth-century Japan, erotic paintings and prints known today as shunga were popular among both men and women. Yet, prior to Tim Screech’s definitive study, Sex and the Floating World, no one had attempted to situate these overtly sexual images within the contexts of the sexual, gender, or class tensions of the time. Newly revised and expanded, this second edition of Sex and the Floating World examines how and why these images were made and used. Along the way, Screech illuminates a provocative world of sexual fantasy in Edo Japan. ‘With concern, proportion, wit and a bit of levity, the author of this authoritative and invaluable contribution to scholarship has given us the book for which we have long waited.”—Japan Times “Screech provides a fascinating and informative introduction to the social and sexual habits of pre-modern Japan, copiously illustrated and full of witty anecdotes as well as solid scholarly research. The ideal bedtime read?”—Insight Japan

Shunga, Images of Spring

Essay on Erotic Elements in Japanese Art
Author: Charles Grosbois
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art, Japanese
Page: 157
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