Poem of the Pillow and Other Stories: By Utamaro, Hokusai, Kuniyoshi and Other Artists of the Floating World (Hardback)

by Gian Carlo Calza, Studioarte srl (Gian Carlo Calza Co.), Imogen Forster

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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.

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Published
28/05/2010

Publisher
Phaidon Press Ltd

ISBN
9780714849966


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