Kokeshi: A New Look At An Old Tradition

 
9781495141553: Kokeshi: A New Look At An Old Tradition
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This collectors' limited, 205 page edition - a new, comprehensive book on the subject of creative/modern Kokeshi artists, in English, showcases the excitement of their works, with 196 fully illustrated color plates of some of the very best examples of Creative Kokeshi dolls from all regions of Japan. Size: 10-0" x 8-1/2" x 0.5". Sosaku Kokeshi: A New Look At An Old Tradition is a current, visual telling of a folk craft almost three centuries old. This timely publication reflects both the growing interest in Japan and it's culture in the West, and the rediscovery of folk art, traditional crafts, and culturally unique handmade objects. Along with many beautiful images, the book contains biographical data on 56 Creative Kokeshi artists representing a wide spectrum of the genre. To complete this publication, there is a Sosaku artists' directory listing 228 of the most well-known; Katakana translations of their names; featured artists' signatures, awards, and regional woods and motifs incorporated in Kokeshi making. This book is must-have for collectors, and offers further insight into the craft for anyone interested in folk art and the customs associated with the Japanese culture. The authors' first illustrated book on Traditional Japanese dolls entitled, Kokeshi: Wooden Treasures of Japan, received an award by the Independent Publishers Association in 2005.

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