This publication offers the reader a ravishing collection of erotic prints by the first two print masters working in full-colour: Harunobu and Koryusai. The prints, made in a period when shunga was signed by the artist, were kept in albums - therefore the prints are in excellent colour condition - including a foreword by the publisher. The catalogue of sixty prints and an added twenty to thirty variant editions, will be preceded by a general introduction on shunga focussing on subjects of iconography, signatures, censorship and the like.
Inge Klompmakers was educated at Leiden University and received her Master?s degree in Japanese studies in 1996. During her studies Klompmakers has focused on the study of non-western art and material culture. She is currently working as representative in the Netherlands of Scholten Japanese Art, New York.
Text in English
Taal / Language : English
Paperback / softback
296 x 246 x 15 mm