Book condition: fine, drawing on the largest collection of erotic art in the world, this unique book initiates the reader into China's "gardens of pleasure." Over 100 of the most beautiful masterpieces from this golden age, many never before published, reveal the voluptuous secrets of a lost world, most illustrations are accompanied by poems of the period, 131 full color illustrations, DJ features full page full color illustration and is in excellent condition, blue cloth boards pristine as is the interior, binding tight, 188 pages, 11.5 X 12.5 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Drawing on the largest collection of erotic art in the world, this book initiates the reader into China's intimate "gardens of pleasure." Over one hundred of the most beautiful masterpieces from this golden age - many never before published - reveal the voluptuous secrets of a lost world. An essay by Jaques Pimpaneau traces the development of Chinese eroticism in its cultural context, emphasizing the influence of religions and historical events on sexual practices. Commentaries by Ferdinand Bertholet explain the cultural symbolism of the paintings.
Beautifully ornamented with poems contemporary with the paintings, this is a collector's volume and a tribute to the unknown masters of Chinese erotic art.
Review: "Well documented and researched, this beautifully produced book contains a treasure-trove of Chinese erotic art." -- Art Times, March 2004
Title: Gardens of Pleasure: Eroticism and Art in ...
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Prestel Publishing, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Like New. Hardback--no flaws. Seller Inventory # CL170708048U13
Book Description Prestel, 2003. gebunden. Condition: Gut. 192 S. Aus Privatankauf. Minimale Lager-/Gebrauchsspuren, Seitenränder leicht nachgedunkelt, sonst sehr guter Zustand. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1900. Seller Inventory # 60595
Book Description Prestel, 2004. Hardcover with dustjacket, 188 pages; very good condition; still sealed in shrinkwrap; edges of dj faded; clean and crisp; . Foreign shipping may be extra. Seller Inventory # GaBePr100
Book Description Prestel, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. VG-/VG- 1st edition 2003 Prestel hardback, unclipped DJ, profusely illustrated. Corners and spine-ends bumped, light edge and corner wear and rubbing to DJ else VG and unmarked internally. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; ISBN: 3791330470. ISBN/EAN: 9783791330471. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 065136. Seller Inventory # 065136
Book Description Prestel Pub, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P023791330470
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Book Description Prestel, Munich, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Square folio. Dark blue cloth. 188pp. Profusely illustrated in color. Seller Inventory # 014511
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: As New. Seller Inventory # S-589-30