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The Women of the Pleasure Quarter

The Women of the Pleasure Quarter


Japanese Paintings and Prints of the Floating World

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The Women of the Pleasure Quarter


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The Women of the Pleasure Quarter - Japanese Paintings and Prints of the Floating World
195 pages
Color photos
Soft cover
30 x 23 cm
0,957 kg
English

During Japan's Edo Period (1603-1868), artists increasingly depicted the geisha and courtesans of the licensed prostitution districts. Including a pair of three-page foldouts, this exhibition catalogue features more than 200 sumptuous color and black and white reproductions of paintings, drawings, and woodblock prints-ranging in style from formal compositions to some overtly erotic ones-by such artists as Kitagawa Utamaro, Okumura Masanobu, and Utagawa Toyokuni. The book's essays include discussions of the courtesans' artificial yet distinctive dialect, and a survey of how they were represented-by male actors-in kabuki theater.