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    DescriptionThe erotic sentiments described in the Hindu love classic the Kama Sutra constitute the most famous work on sex ever created. Written almost 2,000 years ago, the Kama Sutra deals with all aspects of sexual life, including the principles and techniques of sexual pleasure and how to best achieve ecstatic expression of life's beauty. In this complete and illustrated guide Lance Dane accompanies the Kama Sutra text with 269 illustrations and great works of art that encompass coins, palm leaf manuscripts, sculptures, ancient toys, jewelry, architecture, ivory combs, birch bark, cloth, paintings, frescoes, and scrolls. Gathered from museums and private collections around the world-as well as the author's own collection of over 300,000 photographs-these rare images clearly illustrate all 64 sexual positions and the erotic instructions set forth in the Kama Sutra. The result is a dazzling and sensuous reading experience through which the teachings of the Kama Sutra spring to life.


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    Title
    The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vatsyayana, Edited by Lance Dane
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 1,120 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780892811380
    ISBN 10: 0892811382
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JMU, VFVC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.2
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC E4L: FAM
    B&T General Subject: 750
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A02540000
    DC21: 613.96
    DC22: 613.96
    Ingram Subject Code: LO
    Libri: I-LO
    BISAC V2.8: PSY016000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15340
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HEA042000, SOC026000
    B&T Approval Code: A31540000
    DC22: 613.9/6
    BISAC V2.8: SEL034000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    BISAC V2.8: REL105000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: HQ470.S3 V, HQ470.S3 V3 2003
    Thema V1.0: JMU, VFVC
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    250 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Inner Traditions Bear and Company
    Imprint name
    Inner Traditions Bear and Company
    Publication date
    09 October 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Rochester
    Author Information
    Lance Dane is a writer, photographer, renowned scholar, and the founder of the Sanskriti Museum of Every Day Art in Delhi. He has dedicated over five decades to researching and archiving all aspects of the "Kama Sutra" and other pre-Vedic and Vedic classical erotica. His private collections of over 9,000 books on Indian art and architecture and his 300,000 archival photographs are housed in the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts in New Delhi. He lives in India.
    Review quote
    "It is not, in fact, a pornographic work, but a book depicting the art of living for the civilized and refined citizen, finding its expression in the sphere of love, eroticism, and the sensual pleasures of life. . . . Rather than calling the Kama Sutra pornography and hiding it on the highest shelf of their bookcases, Western readers should see it as the expression of a refined, sophisticated people on the art of love."
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    SEXUALITY Completely illustrated for the first time, the Hindu love classic the Kama Sutra continues the most famous work on sex ever created. Written almost 2,000 years ago, the Kama Sutra deals with all aspects of sexual life, including the principles and techniques of sexual pleasure and how to best achieve ecstatic union. In this complete and illustrated guide Lance Dane accompanies the Kama Sutra text with 250 illustrations and great works of art from coins, palm leaf manuscripts, sculptures, ancient toys, jewelry, architecture, ivory combs, birch bark, cloth, paintings, frescoes, and scrolls. Gathered from museums and private collections around the world--as well the author's own collection of over 300,000 photographs--these rare images clearly illustrate all 64 sexual positions and the erotic instructions set forth in the Kama Sutra. The result is a dazzling and sensuous reading experience through which the teachings of the Kama Sutra spring to life. LANCE DANE is a writer, photographer, renowned scholar, and the founder of the Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art in Delhi. He has dedicated over five decades to researching and archiving all aspects of the Kama Sutra and other pre-Vedic and Vedic classical erotica. His private collections of over 9,000 books on Indian art and architecture and his 300,000 archival photographs are housed in the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts in New Delhi. He lives in India.