Masterclass: Understanding Shunga

A Guide to Japanese Erotic Art
Author: Majella Munro
Publisher: ER Books
ISBN: 1904989543
Category: Art
Page: 159
View: 2500
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'.

Partners in Print

Artistic Collaboration and the Ukiyo-e Market
Author: Julie Nelson Davis
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Art
Page: 242
View: 8251
Four case studies give evidence of what constituted modes of collaboration among artistic producers in the period. In each case Davis explores a different configuration of collaboration: that between a teacher and a student, two painters and their publishers, a designer and a publisher, and a writer and an illustrator. Each investigates a mode of partnership through a single work: a specially commissioned print, a lavishly illustrated album, a printed handscroll, and an inexpensive illustrated novel. These case studies explore the diversity of printed things in the period ranging from expensive works made for a select circle of connoisseurs to those meant to be sold at a modest price to a large audience.

Draw Like Da Vinci

Author: Susan Dorothea White
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781844034444
Category: Art
Page: 144
View: 8040
The first book in an exciting new series! Many would-be artists are inspired by the works of the great masters—and Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings are among the most magnificent ever created. But how did he achieve his effects? Choose his materials? Define his approach? Susan Dorothea White, an internationally known artist and teacher, helps students gain an invaluable understanding of Da Vinci’s techniques for depicting the human form and dealing with perspective, line weight, light, shade, and character. With hundreds of images to illustrate her points, she discusses the tools he used; examines his creative techniques; analyzes some of his finest drawings in depth; and devises simple projects for practice. It’s a fantastic resource for any artist.

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
View: 4603
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

Japanese Erotic Art

The Hidden World of Shunga
Author: Ofer Shagan,Mark Halpern
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500291177
Category: Art
Page: 472
View: 9578
The definitive book on Japanese erotic art or shunga


The Essence of Japanese Pillow-Book Eroticism
Author: Bret Norton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789654941440
Category: Self-Help
Page: 144
View: 6834
Stories, terms and extracts of illustrated scrolls, known as pillow books, that reflect the atmosphere of Shunga or Japanese eroticism.

Invest to Win: Earn & Keep Profits in Bull & Bear Markets with the GainsMaster Approach

Author: Toni Turner,Gordon Scott
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071798382
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 3237
Offers advice on managing investments in both uptrending and downtrending markets, revealing how to evaluate company financial reports, recognize signals that foretell shifts in the market, and exit investments at the right time.

The Crystal Healer

Crystal prescriptions that will change your life forever
Author: Philip Permutt
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 1908862394
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 144
View: 6597
Crystal therapy has long been used as a gentle system of holistic healing. By drawing on the unique qualities of crystals such as quartz and amethyst, you can balance the energy fields around your body, home and office to bring well-being, and gain health benefits. Crystals can help soothe emotional problems such as anxiety, mood swings, or shyness, as well as physical symptoms such as migraines and allergies. In addition, crystals can act as natural energy boosters and aid in detoxifying our systems.With crystal remedies for more than 250 common ailments and a directory of 250 crystals, as well as detailed explanations of the most effective healing methods, this book is the ultimate guide to healing with crystals. Illustrated with colour photographs, and supplemented with practical exercises and case studies, The Crystal Healer is the ultimate practical reference from a highly respected healer and teacher.Philip Permutt discovered crystals fifteen or so years ago after a severe illness. He has been practising as a crystal healer and teacher ever since. He owns and runs iSiS Crystals, the largest and most successful crystal shop in the UK, and its integral healing centre. Philip is a dowser and uses this ability, together with the magic of crystals, to change the energies in people's homes, offices and shops. Philip has lectured at the University of Hertfordshire on crystals and crystal healing and has a degree in Applied Biology from London University; his articles have been published electronically and in journals.

Cincinnati Day Trips

Tiny Journeys from the Queen City
Author: Jennifer Renee Reed
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9780764337161
Category: Travel
Page: 157
View: 8727
Don't let Cincinnati's size fool you - it has plenty to offer residents looking to spend a lazy day exploring their hometown and tourists taking their first jaunt to the Queen City. With a world-class zoo, fantastic art galleries, and museums chock-full of interesting displays and special events, there's something here for everyone. Accompanied by 97 color images, this guidebook takes you to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the landmarks of Piatt Castles and Stetson House, and explores the Buckeye State's history in aviation. Whether you're spending the day or a long weekend, Cincinnati and its surrounding areas are bound to amuse and intrigue.

Encyclopedia of Twentieth-century Photography

Author: Lynne Warren
Publisher: N.A
Category: Photography, Artistic
Page: 24
View: 9393

Adaptation in Visual Culture

Images, Texts, and Their Multiple Worlds
Author: Julie Grossman,R. Barton Palmer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319585800
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 285
View: 3364
This book gathers together essays written by leading scholars of adaptation studies to explore the full range of practices and issues currently of concern in the field. The chapters demonstrate how content and messaging are shared across an increasing number of platforms, whose interrelationships have become as intriguing as they are complex. Recognizing that a signature feature of contemporary culture is the convergence of different forms of media, the contributors of this book argue that adaptation studies has emerged as a key discipline that, unlike traditional literary and art criticism, is capable of identifying and analyzing the relations between source texts and adaptations created from them. Adaptation scholars have come to understand that these relations not only play out in individual case histories but are also institutional, and this collection shows how adaptation plays a key role in the functioning of cinema, television, art, and print media. The volume is essential reading for all those interested both in adaptation studies and also in the complex forms of intermediality that define contemporary culture in the 21st century.

Japan Journeys

Famous Woodblock Prints of Cultural Sights in Japan
Author: Andreas Marks
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462914969
Category: Art
Page: 168
View: 8940
Presenting classic Japanese woodblock prints, Japan Journeys offers a unique perspective on the country's most famous travel destinations. This stunning art book gathers together approximately two hundred Japanese woodblock prints depicting scenic spots and cultural icons that still delight visitors today. Many of the prints are by masters such as Utagawa Hiroshige, Kitagawa Utamaro, and Utagawa Kunisada, and currently hang in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Katsuhika Hokusai, the artform's most celebrated artist, is also well represented, with many prints from his "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road" series and "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" series, including his world-renowned "Great Wave" print. In addition to prints showcasing Japan's natural beauty, this carefully curated selection depicts roads and railways; favorite pastimes, such as blossom viewing and attending festivals; beloved entertainment, such as kabuki theater; the fashions they wore, and the food they ate. Author Andreas Marks is a leading expert on Japanese woodblock prints, and his Illuminating captions provide background context to the scenes depicted.

Modern Shunga

Author: Matthew Martin
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
ISBN: 1101982705
Category: Art
Page: 32
View: 3882
A hilarious, elegant and naughty send-up of Shunga, the once taboo art of Japanese erotica. In a series of 24 full-colour drawings, satirical cartoonist Matthew Martin, captures of the essence of Modern Shunga, and updates it with witty - and often unlikely - cultural and artistic references. Discreetly packaged in a postcard-sized fold-out accordion format, Modern Shunga is perfect gift for lovers of, well, high-class dirty pictures. Martin's Shunga works have been exhibited at a distinguished Sydney gallery to rave reviews and the development of a cult following.

The Art of Living

Author: Bob Proctor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698197062
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 5496
Make Bob Proctor YOUR personal mentor! The Art of Living presents transcripts from legendary business speaker and mentor Bob Proctor’s most popular workshop—Matrixx—and brings this wisdom to a wider audience. With this book, readers will become a student of Bob Proctor’s as he teaches lessons and presents jewels of wisdom on living an extraordinary life. Readers will marvel at Proctor’s miraculous way of disseminating his decades of business wisdom into easy-to-understand parables and learn lessons on what our creative faculties are and how to use them, why we need to unlearn most of the false beliefs we’ve been indoctrinated with our whole lives, and how our intellects have the ability not only to put us ahead in life, but also to be our biggest detriment. Among many other invaluable lessons contained herein, as a new student of Bob’s, readers will learn: -How to obtain whatever it is that’s desired in life -How to erase negative thought patterns and retrain the brain for success -How to arrange work for maximum effectiveness From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Erich von Götha
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781904989431
Category: Erotic comic books, strips, etc
Page: 68
View: 7679
With a large crew of sex-starved pirates to appease, Janice knows that being a rich, aristocratic young widow will be no help to her. Whether held captive in an on-deck cage on the pirate galleon, displayed naked for sampling in a Tangiers slave market or revelling with the denizens of decaying Venetian society, a highly developed survival instinct is required. Luckily for Janice, and her beautiful bisexual submissive companion Victoria, hers is quite well-developed enough for the both of them. An explicit BDSM erotic graphic novel, not for the faint of heart!

Recreating Japanese Women, 1600-1945

Author: Gail Lee Bernstein
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520070172
Category: History
Page: 340
View: 8596
In thirteen wide-ranging essays, scholars and students of Asian and women's studies will find a vivid exploration of how female roles and feminine identity have evolved over 350 years, from the Tokugawa era to the end of World War II. Starting from the premise that gender is not a biological given, but is socially constructed and culturally transmitted, the authors describe the forces of change in the construction of female gender and explore the gap between the ideal of womanhood and the reality of Japanese women's lives. Most of all, the contributors speak to the diversity that has characterized women's experience in Japan. This is an imaginative, pioneering work, offering an interdisciplinary approach that will encourage a reconsideration of the paradigms of women's history, hitherto rooted in the Western experience.

Masterclass: Anal Sex

Author: Charlotte Webb
Publisher: Erotic Review Books
ISBN: 9781904989233
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 128
View: 4592
An informal and beautifully laid-out guide to one of the most popular, yet controversial, sex acts in the human experience. With a mass of professional photographs that pull no punches and specially commissioned drawings, Webb guides readers trough this ancient and thrilling form of lovemaking. She dispels the myths which surround anal eroticism and explains how to avoid potential disasters and embarrassments. From the basics to the more advanced, she covers every aspect to give readers the confidence to enjoy anal sex as a rewarding addition to their sexual repertoire.

A Sexual Odyssey

Author: Lyn Paula Russell
Publisher: ER Books
ISBN: 1898998264
Category: Photography
Page: 160
View: 2612
Her journey of sexual self-awareness, her discovery of pleasure through pain and submission and the huge collection of her work displayed here all make Paula Russell's A Sexual Odyssey an exceptionally desirable book. Her beautifully observed and highly explicit images mainly portray the world of corporal punishment: the female bottom is chastised in an unbelievable variety of ways.

The Young Governess in Egypt

Part II of the Young Governess Series
Author: Phoebe Gardener
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781904989394
Category: Fiction
Page: 202
View: 3820
The long-awaited sequel to the Past Venus bestseller, The Young Governess, has finally arrived. Whilst on holiday in Egypt with her 'lady's maid' Kate Spencer is kidnapped along with a virginal young English couple. The group is sold to a white Turkish slaver with an insatiable desire for defloration. The only way they will escape is by enduring humiliating sexual ordeals. Will the slaver ever be satisfied, and will the group ever discover the evil conspiracy that has led them to this situation?

Undercurrents in the Floating World

Censorship and Japanese Prints
Author: Sarah Elizabeth Thompson,Harry D. Harootunian
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Category: Art
Page: 104
View: 5532