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Theatre of Love: Guimet Photographic Collection

$360.00

“Theatre of Love” brings together a specially curated selection from the Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts. The portfolio reveals the traditions, rituals and cultures of the courtesans and pleasure workers within the famous 'Yukaku' (pleasure districts) of Edo's Yoshiwara and Kyoto's Shimabara in 19th century Japan. These designated pleasure districts played a major role in the conservative Edo society, as it was a place where samurai, wealthy merchants and commoners could meet with the working women. Seen through the eyes of photographers who both lived and travelled to Japan during the 19th century, the selection of images reintroduces these unique and invaluable prints in collotype.

*To be released in mid-April 2017, available for pre-order

Available for pre-order

Published

2017

Edition

80

Photographer

Various

Paper

Fine Art Pulp Paper

Color

Color/Black and White

Binding

Clothbound

Images

20

Curatorship

Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts

Text

Sophie Makariou, Claude Estèbe, Jérôme Ghesquière

Dimension

Box size: 30.8 × 23 × 2.3 cm, Print size: 30.2 × 22.1 cm

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