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
View: 8757



Japanese Erotic Art

The Hidden World of Shunga
Author: Ofer Shagan,Mark Halpern
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500291177
Category: Art
Page: 472
View: 4790

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
View: 9045

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 This book is the first to present a special collection of rare, previously unpublished prints, enriched by texts that introduce the various periods and defining characteristics of the genre.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
View: 6627



The Regulation of Sex-Themed Visual Imagery

From Clay Tablets to Tablet Computers
Author: Lyombe Eko
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137550988
Category: Art
Page: 316
View: 355

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

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
View: 2986

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.

Tokyo A Cultural History


Author: Stephen Mansfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195386345
Category: History
Page: 268
View: 5491

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.

Tokyo: A Cultural and Literary History


Author: Stephen Mansfield
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 190495586X
Category: Travel
Page: 281
View: 9139

From its obscure origins as a fishing village along a marshy estuary, Tokyo grew into one of the world's largest and most culturally vibrant metropolises. For all its modernity and craving for the new, it is a city impregnated with the past. In the backstreets of districts that have inspired the setting for science fiction novels are wooden temples, fox shrines, mouldering steles and statues of Bodhisattvas that evoke a different age. The point where time past, present and future coexist, Tokyo's thirst for the contemporary is moderated by nostalgia for the past. As an urban laboratory where the cultures of the East and West are remixed into perceptibly Japanese forms, Tokyo embraces sudden transitions, constant flux and transformation. The courtesans of its pleasure quarters inspired Edo-period woodblock artists, novelists and poets. In a later age, its experimental artists, feminist writers and Modern Girls of 1920s Ginza both shocked and electrified the capital. Stephen Mansfield explores a city rich in diversity, tracing its evolution from the founding of its massive stone citadel through rise of a merchant class whose wealth transformed Edo into a home for artists, writers and performers. In contemporary Tokyo he explores the unique crossbred cultures of taste that make the giant conurbation one of the most exciting and creative cities in the world. * City of Literature, Theatre and Art: The print masters Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro; the Kabuki theatre; authors Nagai Kafu, Tanizaki Junichiro, Mishima Yukio, Murukami Haruki; foreign writers Angela Carter, William Gibson and Donald Richie. * City of Architecture: From the fortifications of Edo Castle, great temples and shrines, via the western hybrids of the Meiji era to the post-modernist skyscrapers, giant neon screens and digitalized surfaces of today s city. * City of Calamities: The great fires of the Edo period; floods, famines and typhoons; the 1923 Earthquake, coups and rising militarism in the 1930s; the fire bombings of the Second World War; the 1995 subway gas attack by members of a death cult and the fatalism of residents living on one of the earth's largest fault lines.

Poem of the Pillow


Author: Gian Carlo Calza
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714871578
Category: Art
Page: 464
View: 5032

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.

Shunga

Stages of Desire
Author: Honolulu Museum of Art,Shawn Eichman,Stephen Salel,Stephen Jost
Publisher: Skira
ISBN: 9780847843794
Category: Art
Page: 312
View: 3657

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.

Shunga

the art of love in Japan
Author: Tom Evans,Mary Anne Evans
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 284
View: 3924



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: 8207

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

Monumenta Nipponica


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Civilization, Oriental
Page: N.A
View: 3368

Monumenta Nipponica, an interdisciplinary quarterly journal on Japanese culture and society, was founded in 1938, making it one of the oldest English-language academic journals in the field of Asian studies. Published as an international forum for research on Japan by Sophia University, Tokyo, MN carries both original scholarly contributions on history, literature, art history, religion, thought, and anthropology, and translations of important Japanese literary and historical sources.

浮世絵芸術

a journal of the Japan Ukiyo-e Society
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ukiyoe
Page: N.A
View: 2933



Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library, 1911-1971


Author: New York Public Library. Research Libraries
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Library catalogs
Page: N.A
View: 340



Prints & Photographs

Understanding, Appreciating, Collecting
Author: Mary Jean Smith Madigan
Publisher: Billboard Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photographs
Page: 159
View: 7643



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
View: 1976

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.

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
View: 8889



Archives of Asian art


Author: Asia Society
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: N.A
View: 7679



Education about Asia


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Asia
Page: N.A
View: 1355