Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

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

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.

Buy Poem of the Pillow and other stories by Gian Carlo Calza from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780714871578
ISBN-10: 0714871575
Format: Paperback / softback
(270mm x 205mm x 40mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 23-May-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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

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

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Poem of the Pillow and other stories book by Gian Carlo Calza and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Gian Carlo Calza

Gian Carlo Calza is a leading authority in Japanese art and aesthetics, author of many books and curator of many exhibitions in the field. He was a professor of Asian Art History at Ca' Foscari University of Venice and director of the International Hokusai Research Centre in Milan. He has promoted the Venice Conferences on Japanese Art and his books and catalogues on Japan have been published in various languages. Among the most important of them are: L'incanto sottile del dramma no (1975, 1983), Japanische Plakate Heute (1979), Hokusai Paintings (1994), Tanaka Ikko (Phaidon, 1997), Hokusai (Phaidon, 2003), Ukiyo-e (Phaidon, 2006), Hiroshige (2009); Poem of the Pillow and Other Stories (Phaidon, 2010), Akbar (2012).

Books By Gian Carlo Calza

Japan Style by Gian Carlo Calza
Paperback / softback, September 2015
$42.46 $49.95
Hiroshige: The Master of Nature by Gian Carlo Calza
Paperback / softback, August 2009
$96.00 $100.00
Akbar by Gian Carlo Calza
Hardback, November 2012
$72.00 $75.00
Tanaka Ikko by Gian Carlo Calza
Hardback, January 1998
$76.75 $79.95