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Textile Designs of Japan. Vol. I. Free-style designs

The Japan Textile Color Design Center

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ISBN 10: 0870113968 / ISBN 13: 9780870113963
Published by Kodansha International Ltd, Tokyo, 1980
Condition: vg Hardcover
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Lrg. folio. 66pp. of text followed by 184pp. of plates. Muttled gray cloth in original dj. "Japan is justly famed for the excellence of its aesthetic sense and its fine craftsmanship. However, little has been published on textiles and textile design". This is the first major work on this subject. "This volume, abundantly illustrated with 771 plates, of which 34 are in color, presents free-style designs according to their motifs rather than by technique or chronologically. The four main categories are plants, nature (natural phenomena, topographical features, etc.), animals, and man-made objects, with each category subdivided according to individual motifs." Volume one of three. The other two volumes cover "Geometric Designs" and "Okiawan, Ainu, and Foreign Designs". In fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 12053

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Title: Textile Designs of Japan. Vol. I. Free-style...

Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd, Tokyo

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: Revised edition

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