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Patterns and Poetry: No Robes from the Lucy Truman Aldrich Collection at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Hay, Susan Anderson

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ISBN 10: 091151760X / ISBN 13: 9780911517606
Published by Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Isla, 1993
Condition: Very Good
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Wrappers, 31 cm, 190 pages, illustrated in color and black & white. Very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 42473

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Title: Patterns and Poetry: No Robes from the Lucy ...

Publisher: Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Isla

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Paper

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Patterns and Poetry: No Robes from the Lucy Truman Aldrich Collection, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, is a beautiful and informative publication on the RISD Museum's collection of costumes for the Japanese No theater. This collection, arguably the finest in the United States, was assembled largely on the spot in Japan during the 1920's by Rhode Islander Lucy Truman Aldrich, sister-in-law of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The 47 robes came to the Museum by gift and bequest from Miss Aldrich herself and represent all catagories of No costume. Four essays document the history of the collection, including Miss Aldrich's encounter with Chinese bandits; poetic allusion in the imagery of the robes; the traditional methods of making No robes; and the evolution of No costume over 650 years. Individual entries with color illustrations discuss each of the 47 objects.

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Susan Anderson Hay, Curator of Costumes and Textiles, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; Monica Bethe, Independent Scholar, Japan; Helen M. Nagata, former Curator of Asian Art, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; Iwao Nagasaki, Curator and Scholar at the National Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

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