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EMPIRE OF THE SENSES: BEAUTY PRINTS FROM THE FLOATING WORLD, 1790-1899. Ed. by Jack Hunter. Shinbaku Books, London, 2014. Ukiyo-e Master Series, 12. 208 pp. with 228 col. ills. and 211 col. reference ills. 28 x 22 cm. ISBN 9781840683141 In English.
Publisher's description: 200 rarely seen Japanese woodblock prints of beautiful women, known as bijin-ga (beauty pictures). These prints are depictions of prostitutes, geisha, and kabuki female impersonators in old Edo by the artists Choki, Eisho, Kunichika, Kunisada II and Kyosai.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — Japan — Graphic Arts (Prints)
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 160422
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