New book: Nishiki-e shunga 錦絵春画 別冊太陽

201311-1Heibonsha (平凡社) has published a new volume (Bessatsu Taiyō別冊太陽) on shunga (Japanese erotic art). Edited by profesor Hayakawa Monta, this new book celebrates the 250 anniversary of the first multi-coloured woodblock prints (nishiki-e) with new approaches to nishiki-e shunga (錦絵春画), from Suzuki Harunobu to Utagawa Kunisada. The volume includes specific chapters on shunga and daimyo (Miyake Hidekazu), censorship in shunga (Amaury A. García),  shunga shikake-e (Ishigami Aki) and shunga and japonisme (Ricard Bru).

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