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Description - Poem of the Pillow and other stories by Gian Carlo Calza

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714849966
ISBN-10: 0714849960
Format: Hardback
(270mm x 205mm x 45mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 28-May-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gian Carlo Calza

Gian Carlo Calza is Professor of East Asian Art History and Director of the International Hokusai Research Centre at the University of Venice. A distinguished authority on Japanese art, he has published many books and articles on several artists, including Phaidon's monograph on Hokusai (2003), as well as Phaidon's Ukiyo-e (2005) and Japan Style (2007).

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Hokusai by Gian Carlo Calza
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Japan Style by Gian Carlo Calza
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