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Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 May 2014
Sadly enough, shungas rarely go on exhibition and hard to find to be in a good catalogue in Japan.

This book is probably the most comprehensive book ever published on shunga and the Japanese culture behind it.

This is not just informative but enjoyable to view. A must-have item for all the ukiyo-e fans who have not had chances so far to view shungas in good conditions.

A great bargain including shipping and handling cost form UK to Japan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 April 2014
I was extremely pleased with this purchase. It arrived promptly and although second hand , I wouldn't have known the book had been opened until I reached one of the foldout pages which has a slight crease in it and could have happened at the production stage. Great condition and a good price so I am happy that I took the risk.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 4 November 2013
If I were in London now, I'll definitely go to see this largest Shunga exhibition, but unfortunately I'm not. Therefore, the only solution is to purchase and read this book (the exhibition catalogue). It consists of five hundred something pages and is lavishly illustrated. For the time being, I do not have time to run through the whole book, but simply looking at the pictures inside it is an irreplaceable enjoyment. Considering such a large and beautiful book, the price is not expensive at all. About two years ago, the same publisher (The British Museum) published a book of the same nature, the title of the book is "Shunga: Erotic Art of Japan". It uses the same cover as this book, I also ordered it from a book seller at once. I highly recommend this book to any reader who is interested in Japanese art (especially erotic art) or Japanese culture.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 16 November 2013
A great book and a great price - I am delighted. Beautifully printed and a real joy to own !
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 5 November 2013
I bought this wonderful hardback before going along to the exhibition itself, which is great although smaller than I expected and not set in the great Court (used for 'Beyond El Dorado'), but in galleries away from the main entrance.

The book is weighty, and a great volume to be perused beforehand. Gazing at fine print reproductions is often easier that viewing them at the exhibition. There are even a couple of screens reproduced in the book by multiple fold-out pages. Be warned, though, like any large catalogue it's far too heavy to accompany any visit. Just lovely to read both before any visit and as a memory afterwards.
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on 18 November 2013
For those who, like my self, appreciate japanese ukio-e art this is certainly one of the best documents on shunga art and artists. A recommend it strongly.
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on 23 January 2014
The book arrived in perfect condition and the content is fascinating. Beautifully designed too! I was very impressed with this order.
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on 13 September 2014
How extraordinary the old japanese were. A beautifully produced book
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on 11 August 2014
I lovet it! A great book.
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on 17 December 2014
Beautiful book
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