A coffee-table collection of a fascinating tradition in Japanese art. This is a lush coffee table art book comprising a survey of Ukiyo-e poster art, which was a genre of Japanese wood block prints of the ancient Edo period (1600-1867) that continue to inspire and inform creators of Japanese manga and anime. Decadence focuses on shunga prints, or Japanese erotica. Shunga was designed to titillate, depicting a range of traditional themes such as exotic Asian beauties in intimate, pin-up poses and dramatic couplings with ...

Decadence: 300 Years of Japanese Fetish Art 2004, Fantagraphics Books, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9781560975656