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by Tom Evans,Mary Anne Evans

eBook Shunga: The art of love in Japan download ISBN: 0846700662
Author: Tom Evans,Mary Anne Evans
Publisher: Paddington Press (1975)
Language: English
Pages: 285
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What's to like: Evans and Evans present a clear and wide-ranging, if perhaps a bit biased, view of Japan.

What's to like: Evans and Evans present a clear and wide-ranging, if perhaps a bit biased, view of Japan. It covers the mid-1600s to Japan's late 1800s, including the time of its introverted isolation from the West. They address the culture, lives and livelihoods, and the changing spirit of the time. That is the context in which they place the Shunga, the erotic "pictures of spring" that made up so many of the woodcut prints of the time.

Cloth on book and slipcase is made from 'Roxite A', with slipcase having a tipped-in colour illustration to front, and book with red titles to spine. Items related to Shunga: The Art of Love in Japan. No inscriptions, all pages extremely tight and bright, with only slight spotting to edges. FIlled with full-page examples of Japanese erotic art in both b/w and colour reproductions, with text in English. Heavy book - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P charges . Home Evans, Tom and Mary Anne: Shunga: The Art of Love in Japan. Shunga: The Art of Love in Japan. Evans, Tom and Mary Anne

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By Tom Evans, Mary Anne Evans. Author: Mary Anne Evans. Publisher: Paddington Press Ltd. Published: January 1979.

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SHUNGA The Art of Love in Japan - Hardback - Tom & Mary Anne Evans. Postage not specified.

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pp. 285, b/w and color illustrations,"In the unihibited atmosphere of the Ukiyo, erotic art and literature was openly produced and widely enjoyed; and it was here that Japanese eroticism found its truest and most perfect expression: in the famous wood-block prints known as the Ukiyo-e shunga."
Comments: (4)
MrCat
What's to like: Evans and Evans present a clear and wide-ranging, if perhaps a bit biased, view of Japan. It covers the mid-1600s to Japan's late 1800s, including the time of its introverted isolation from the West. They address the culture, lives and livelihoods, and the changing spirit of the time.

That is the context in which they place the Shunga, the erotic "pictures of spring" that made up so many of the woodcut prints of the time. After a chapter or two of history, they present the artwork in vaguely chronological order. Since the pictures are drawn from so many times and social strata, they capture the full range social fashions, artistic styles, and sexual practices. The latter include fantasy (figures 6.16, 6.28, 6.76) and solo activity (5.8, 6.77, 6.91), couples of mixed or same sex (3.7, 3,8, 6.2, 6.90), groups of various kinds (5.50), and voyeurs (plate 5,6) who may represent the image's viewer. Activities start with manual (5.62, 6.112) and oral stimulation (6.88), and range in intensity up to eager (6.89) or improbable (3.5) postures for coition. The most charming, though, may be the woman with a sleeping male partner, gently arousing him (5.37). And, although it's a minor thread and minuscule to a Western eye, this collection is unusual in emphasizing breasts (3.1, 6.85, 6.91). In any case, all images are gently consensual, and many show gentle humor (5.13).

A few of the original artworks were black and white, but almost all of the reproductions are. Even for B&W, many suffer from unsure focus and indecisive contrast. The 16 color images are full-page sized and enjoyable, but could also have benefitted from deeper contrast. The strength of this collection is its emphasis on the 17th and 18th century works and in its historical progression. The weakness, though, is the pictures. There are lots of them, but they don't always do justice to the remarkable works presented. Readers with a historical bent will like this, but readers looking for visual spectacle may be happier with more recent books.

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Shakagul
This was an amazing resource!
Enalonasa
A good price for a little publicized art form. Apparently all of the really great artists produced these prints.
Miromice
The art was compromised by predominately small black and white reproductions. I'm still shopping for a gallery of this beautiful expression.