Shunga: Stages of Desire


Taboo in Japan for much of the 20th century, shunga, or Japanese erotica, celebrates sexual pleasure in all its forms. This book gathers together the best examples of explicit prints, rare book plates, and brilliantly colored hand scrolls from the Honolulu Museum of Art, home to one of the world's finest assemblages of shunga. Organized by the curators of the museum, this book's design brings to life the erotic exploits depicted in this sensually charged and once highly censored genre. A gorgeous presentation devoted to the art of Japanese eroticism combining rare materials with traditional Japanese-style bookmaking.


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ISBN:

9780847843794

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

312

Dimensions:

28cm x 21cm

RRP:

$135.00

Category:

Art and Photography

Publisher:

Rizzoli International

Published:

03 November 2014