the art of love in Japan
Author: Tom Evans,Mary Anne Evans
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 284
View: 6662


Erotic Art in Japan
Author: Rosina Buckland
Publisher: Abrams Press
ISBN: 9781468306989
Category: Art
Page: 175
View: 4261
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.

Masterclass: Understanding Shunga

A Guide to Japanese Erotic Art
Author: Majella Munro
Publisher: ER Books
ISBN: 1904989543
Category: Art
Page: 159
View: 1881
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'.


Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art
Author: Timothy Clark
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780714124766
Category: Art
Page: 536
View: 7771
Discover Japanese art like no other. Originally created by the artists of the ukiyo-e school of the floating world to advertise brothels in 17th-century Yoshiwara, these popular spring pictures (shunga) transcended class and gender in Japan for almost 300 years. These tender, humorous and brightly coloured pieces celebrate sexual pleasure in all its forms, culminating in the beautiful, yet graphic, work of iconic artists Utamaro, Hokusai and Kunisada. This catalogue of a major international exhibition aims to answer some key questions about what shunga is and why was it produced. Erotic Japanese art was heavily suppressed in Japan from the 1870s onwards as part of a process of cultural modernisation that imported many contemporary western moral values. Only in the last twenty years or so has it been possible to publish unexpurgated examples in Japan and this ground-breaking publication presents this fascinating art in its historical and cultural context for the first time. Within Japan, shunga has continued to influence modern forms of art, including manga, anime and Japanese tattoo art. Drawing on the latest scholarship and featuring over 400 images of works from major public and private collections, this landmark book sheds new light on this unique art form within Japanese social and cultural history. Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art is published to accompany an exhibition at the British Museum from October 2013 to January 2014.


The Erotic Art of Japan
Author: Marco Fagioli
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: 9780789302458
Category: Art
Page: 174
View: 4320
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.


The Essence of Japanese Pillow-Book Eroticism
Author: Bret Norton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789654941440
Category: Self-Help
Page: 144
View: 5096
Stories, terms and extracts of illustrated scrolls, known as pillow books, that reflect the atmosphere of Shunga or Japanese eroticism.

Shunga, Images of Spring

Essay on Erotic Elements in Japanese Art
Author: Charles Grosbois
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art, Japanese
Page: 157
View: 4472

Nobuyoshi Araki und Henry Miller - eine japanisch-amerikanische Analogie

ein interdisziplinärer Ansatz über Absicht und Wirkung des Obszönen in Kunst und Literatur
Author: Katrin Burtschell
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3825818225
Category: Censorship
Page: 226
View: 7505
Wo endet Kunst und wo beginnt Pornographie? Diese Frage entlarvt die Autorin Katrin Burtschell anhand der Werke von Nobuyoshi Araki und Henry Miller als falschen Ausgangspunkt. Kontroverse, als pornographisch eingestufte Kunst ist in ihren Augen vielmehr obszön. Obszön im Sinne von Tabubrüchen sowie in der Tradition der sexuellen Darstellung. Es werden Brücken geschlagen zwischen Literatur und Bildender Kunst, zwischen unterschiedlichen kulturellen und religiösen Aspekten im Umgang mit Sexualität und Zensur.

Modern Shunga

Author: Matthew Martin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101982713
Category: Humor
Page: 32
View: 9513
In a series of 24 full-color drawings satirical cartoonist Matthew Martin captures of the essence of Modern Shunga, and updates it with witty and often unlikely cultural and artistic references. Modern Shunga is perfect gift for lovers of, well, high-class dirty pictures. The project began when Martin, a well known Australian cartoonist and illustrator, was asked by a friend to paint the identifying icons on the mens and ladies room doors in a new, upscale Japanese restaurant outside of Sydney. After countless and generally inappropriate attempts, Martin rekindled his great admiration for shunga, and developed the series of drawings in this book. The works were exhibited at a distinguished Sydney gallery to rave reviews and the development of a cult following.


A Colouring Book of Japanese Erotica
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780962328473
Page: N.A
View: 2219


Stages of Desire
Author: Honolulu Museum of Art,Shawn Eichman,Stephen Salel,Stephen Jost
Publisher: Skira
ISBN: 9780847843794
Category: Art
Page: 312
View: 583
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.

Japanese Erotic Art

The Hidden World of Shunga
Author: Ofer Shagan,Mark Halpern
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500291177
Category: Art
Page: 472
View: 3855
The definitive book on Japanese erotic art or shunga

Legacies of the Comfort Women of World War II

Author: Margaret Diane Stetz,Bonnie B. C. Oh
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765605436
Category: History
Page: 230
View: 7820
The stories of the former comfort women -- long suppressed, but now emerging -- have galvanized both Asians and non-Asians working in a variety of fields. 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. It focuses on how theorists, historians, researchers, activists, and artists have been preserving and interpreting the stories of the comfort women and also drawing lessons from them.


was ist wahr was ist Irrtum
Author: Sven Strecker
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3739261943
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 88
View: 1311
Schungit wird seit ein paar Jahren auch in Westeuropa immer bekannter und beliebter. Im Internet und auch in anderen Medien erfährt man seitdem sehr Verschiedenes über dieses Gestein, darunter so manch Märchenhaftes und Unglaubliches. Was steckt hinter diesen Gerüchten und Geschichten? Was daran stimmt? Davon soll in diesem Buch ausführlich berichtet werden. Auch über das Land Karelien, den Ursprung des Schungit, von seinen Menschen und ihrer Kultur soll erzählt werden. Denn ohne sie lässt sich über Schungit nichts Wahres berichten. Schließlich erfahren Sie, wie Sie selbst in das Land des Schungit reisen können, wie Sie sich in Karelien zurechtfinden und wo Sie seine schönsten Orte entdecken können.

Japanese Erotic Prints

Shunga by Harunobu & Koryūsai
Author: Inge Klompmakers
Publisher: Hotei Publishing
ISBN: 9789074822374
Category: Art
Page: 160
View: 4670
This publication offers the reader a ravishing selection of erotic prints ("shunga") by the first full-color woodblock-print masters: Suzuki Harunobu (c. 1725-70) and Isoda Kory{sai (act. c. 1764-88). It is based on a private collection of prints of remarkable quality, their radiant colors perfectly preserved by the albums in which they were kept. The first volume in a popular series on erotic prints by famous Japanese woodblock-print artists, this book contains a detailed general introduction to the genre of "shunga." In addition to a description of the historical and cultural settings of the prints, it focuses in particular on the locations and interiors where the erotic action takes place.