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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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

The Erotic Art of Japan
Author: Marco Fagioli
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: 9780789302458
Category: Art
Page: 174
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Shunga, or "images of spring," are erotic polychrome engravings painted by the masters of the Japanese Ukiyo-e school during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The shunga served as illustrations for love novels, instructive albums for young wives, and even lucky charms for warriors. This book is the first to present a special collection of rare, previously unpublished prints, enriched by texts that introduce the various periods and defining characteristics of the genre. Unabashed and exquisitely rendered, these images are a surprising accessible visual chronicle of erotic fine art.

Poem of the Pillow and Other Stories By Utamaro, Hokusai, Kuniyoshi, and Other Artists of the Floating World


Author: Gian Carlo Calza
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714849966
Category: Art
Page: 384
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Shunga

Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art
Author: Timothy Clark,C. Andrew Gerstle,Aki Ishigami,Akiko Yano
Publisher: Hotei Pub
ISBN: 9789004263260
Category: Art
Page: 536
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Drawing on the latest scholarship from the leading experts in the field and featuring over 400 images of works from major public and private collections, this landmark book looks at painted and printed erotic images produced in Japan during the Edo period (1600–1868) and early Meiji era (1868–1912).This title is only available through Hotei Publishing in the United States of America, Canada and the Philippines.

The Regulation of Sex-Themed Visual Imagery

From Clay Tablets to Tablet Computers
Author: Lyombe Eko
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137550988
Category: Art
Page: 316
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Lyombe Eko carries out an historical and cultural survey of the regulation of visual depictions of explicit human sexual conduct from their earliest appearance on the clay tablets of the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in ancient Mesopotamia, to the tablet computers of Silicon Valley. The Regulation of Sex-Themed Visual Imagery analyzes the contemporary problem of the applicability of the human right of freedom of expression to explicit imagery in the face of societal interests in the regulation of representations of human sexuality. This book will be of interest to scholars, students, and broad audiences interested in comparative studies in pornography regulation, the history of pornography, the law of pornography and obscenity, and visual culture and history alike.

Shunga

Stages of Desire
Author: Honolulu Museum of Art,Shawn Eichman,Stephen Salel,Stephen Jost
Publisher: Skira
ISBN: 9780847843794
Category: Art
Page: 312
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A gorgeous presentation devoted to the art of Japanese eroticism, drawn from the Honolulu Museum of Art’s rare and distinguished collection. The Japanese paintings and prints called shunga (literally "spring pictures") reflected the thriving sexual culture of early modern Japan and depicted with sensitivity and nuance the private lives of various social types, from courtesans and Kabuki actors to ordinary townspeople. Organized around a series of exhibitions at the Honolulu Museum of Art, this sumptuous volume presents art from the museum’s vast holdings of ukiyo-e prints, woodblock-printed books, and paintings, particularly those originating from the collections of scholar Richard D. Lane and famed author James A. Michener. These fascinating works, dating from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, explore Japan’s sexual culture (including issues of gender and the country’s ever-evolving sex industry) with humor as well as a surprisingly sophisticated literary and art-historical approach. Sure to become a collector’s item, this gorgeously designed publication offers stunning color plates showcasing numerous and unusual examples of exquisite Japanese erotica. Texts by leading scholars of shunga and ukiyo-e complete this treasure album of a book.

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.

Tokyo A Cultural History


Author: Stephen Mansfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195386345
Category: History
Page: 268
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Tokyo seems like an ultra modern--even postmodern--city, with its inventive skyscrapers and digitized surfaces. But it is also a city where past, present, and future coexist--where backstreets both inspire science fiction and host wooden temples, fox shrines, and Buddhist statues that evoke past ages. In this addition to Oxford's Cityscapes series, Stephen Mansfield explores a city rich in diversity, tracing its evolution from the founding of its massive stone citadel, when it was known as Edo, through the rise of a merchant class who transformed the town into a center for art, to the emergence of modern Tokyo. Mansfield traces a city of print masters, Kabuki theater, novelists and great architecture, which has overcome many disasters, from the 1923 earthquake through the fire-bombings of World War II to the 1995 subway gas attacks.

Shunga

the art of love in Japan
Author: Tom Evans,Mary Anne Evans
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 284
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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

Utamaro


Author: Edmond de Goncourt
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1780429282
Category: Art
Page: 256
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If sensuality had a name, it would be without doubt Utamaro. Delicately underlining the Garden of Pleasures that once constituted Edo, Utamaro, by the richness of his fabrics, the swan-like necks of the women, the mysterious looks, evokes in a few lines the sensual pleasure of the Orient. If some scenes discreetly betray lovers’ games, a great number of his shungas recall that love in Japan is first and foremost erotic.

東京文化財研究所蔵書目錄: 日本東洋古美術関係, 欧文編 : 2004年3月末日現在


Author: 東京国立文化財研究所. 情報調整室
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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春夢遺葉


Author: N.A
Publisher: Tuttle Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 207
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Dreams of Spring presents for the first time the treasures of one of the world's most important collections of Chinese erotic art. The text and descriptions in this book are the result of many years of scholarly research by one of the principal authorities in this field, Reverend Yimen, who studied Chinese history and literature at the major universities of China, before devoting herself to this neglected field of China's spiritual traditions. This scholarly yet provacative volume presents the best of the Bertholet Collection in Amsterdam, in beautiful full-color reproductions with fascinating text. Recommended, but definitely not for the young and innocent!

We Can Make Another Future

Japanese Art After 1989
Author: Queensland Art Gallery,Reuben Keehan,Shihoko Iida,Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane, Qld.)
Publisher: Queensland Art Gallery
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 175
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We Can Make Another Future' will be on display at the Queensland Art Gallery ?Gallery of Modern Art from 6 September 2014 until 20 September 2015, and will profile QAGOMA's holdings of contemporary art from Japan. The exhibition chronicles the art of the Heisei era, which commenced in 1989 with the ascension of Emperor Akihito, through major works by artists including Yayoi Kusama, Lee Ufan, Takashi Murakami, Yasumasa Morimura, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Tomoko Yoneda. The era coincides with the peak of the Japanese economic boom and its later contraction, which led to the 'lost decades' of the 1990s and 2000s, but also the rise of Japan as a cultural superpower. QAGOMA's collection of contemporary Japanese art is the most extensive in Australia and is uniquely positioned to shed light on this fascinating period, exploring various aspects of culture and society in Japan through the work of its leading artists. This richly illustrated publication accompanying this exhibition will include essays on the major exhibition themes by Reuben Keehan and Shihoko Iida and a detailed chronology spanning 25 years of Japanese art in the context of wider culture and society.

Prints & Photographs

Understanding, Appreciating, Collecting
Author: Mary Jean Smith Madigan
Publisher: Billboard Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photographs
Page: 159
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Art of Japan

Paintings, Prints and Screens : Selected Articles from Orientations, 1984-2002
Author: Stephen Addiss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art, Japanese
Page: 538
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Shunga + Bijinga = Erotica


Author: Bob Bentley
Publisher: Kahboom
ISBN: 9780957627550
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 176
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This book presents the Japanese art of Shunga and Bijinga from the mid 1700s to the mid 1950s. Shunga is Japanese for 'spring pictures' but means 'erotic art'. The translation of Bijinga is 'pictures of beautiful people' meaning women, commonly referred to as 'beauties'. There is a link between them, as both are sexual in nature, with many pictures being of courtesans, or women as subjects of desire. But there is a lot more to it than that! This is not an academic book but more a personal journey of discovery by an accidental collector of Japanese woodblock prints. Bob Bentley informs, entertains and hopefully inspires like-minded fellow travelers embarking on similar explorations. The illustrations show a fascinating culture which thrived in the period when Japan was isolated from the rest of the world up to a time when the style and beauty of its art eventually exploded into the Western imagination. Bob has acquired a number of rare and original prints, as well as the more affordable, including re-prints, some almost as wonderful. The book is based purely on his collection - with delicate prints reproduced in high quality - imperfections and all. Many are exquisite works of art. This is a demonstration of the art that many people can acquire - at one level or another. Although there may be several hand made prints available of the same image, no two are identical. In buying prudently, you will see how it is possible to enjoy originals of the greatest artists, alongside beautifully crafted reprints. Here is a real passion, expressed in clear language, demystifying a culture that has provided the world with some of the most glorious art that has ever been seen.

Education about Asia


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Asia
Page: N.A
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Archives of Asian Art


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art, Asian
Page: N.A
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