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Shunga : erotic art in Japan

Author: Rosina Buckland
Publisher: London : British Museum Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over the course of the Edo period (1600-1868), an extraordinarily large quantity of paintings, prints and illustrated books with sexual and erotic themes was produced in Japan. As urban culture expanded rapidly during the seventeenth century, erotic material was a major genre of woodblock print production. These constitute some of the finest examples of art-printing in Japan, employing deluxe materials and special  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosina Buckland
ISBN: 9780714124636 071412463X
OCLC Number: 640080439
Description: 175 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Picturing sex in Japan, 1600-1900 --
Features of shunga --
Patterns of sexual pleasure: from luxury paintings to popular prints, 1600-1750 --
Poem of the pillow: masterpieces of the late eighteenth century --
Erotic adventures: heightened drama in the nineteenth century.
Responsibility: Rosina Buckland.

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Over the course of the Edo period (1600-1868), an extraordinarily large quantity of paintings, prints and illustrated books with sexual and erotic themes was produced in Japan. This book looks at  Read more...

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