Started by Plague Haus, April 05, 2010, 04:26:27 AM

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I thought there might be some fans here. I just pre-ordered this book.


"One of the best art books of 2010. This incredible collection of images smashes open the floodgates of extreme ukiyo-e for Western audiences, presenting more than 250 colour reproductions, most of which would be impossible to find otherwise. ... There are works here that will have you collecting your eyeballs off the table... a great mindfuck for any morbid art lover."
–Rue Morgue magazine

UKIYO-E – "images from the floating world" – were the most popular art-form of 19th century Japan. Like modern-day manga, these prints could be mass-produced and were admired by people from all sectors of society; and as in manga, the art of ukiyo-e included significant sub-genres dealing in violence. erotica and horror.

With unflinching images of weird sex, bloody carnage and grotesque, demonic ghosts, DREAM SPECTRES is a powerful collection of the extremes of ukiyo-e, featuring the work of such artists as Yoshitoshi, Ekin, Kunichika, Yoshiiku, Kunisada, Hokusai, Kuniyoshi, Yoshitsuya, Hiroshige, and Chikanobu.

DREAM SPECTRES features over 250 amazing full-colour images, including the complete Eimei Nijuhasshuku ("28 Blood Atrocities") of Yoshitoshi and Yoshiiku, and ranging in content from bondage and bestiality to decapitations, demons, dragons and designs for classic irezumi (body tattoos). This is Japanese art not only at its extremes of imagination, but often at its most highly accomplished and innovative. No comparable collection has previously been published in the English language. With text by Jack Hunter, author of Eros In Hell.
8.5 X 8.5 inches, 128 pages, 250 full-colour illustrations