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Traditional Japanese Furniture

Koizumi, Kazuko

ISBN 10: 4770012225 / ISBN 13: 9784770012227
Published by Kodansha, NY, 1986
New Condition: New Hardcover
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NO FINER COPY EXISTS. // NEW BOOK and DJ, both in GIFT-quality MINT condition, and with new Mylar protection. // Red clothbound hardcover, 223 pages, illustrated with photographs, drawings and diagrams. This copy and its Dustjacket are the First Printing. The picture shown on Amazon is different, and from a later printing. Size: Quarto. Bookseller Inventory # 007894

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Title: Traditional Japanese Furniture

Publisher: Kodansha, NY

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Clothbound Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: Stated First Edition.

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Japanese furniture has a rich heritage dating back to the seventh century. Masterful craftsmanship and aesthetic sensitivity evolved with this furniture's long history. Yet, as with much that is Japanese, these pieces find virtue in restraint. The work is compelling yet sedate, with an understated simplicity distilled from a thousand years of knowledge and careful craftsmanship. Though the West has long acknowledged the beauty and value of these objects, the history of their making--their milieu and craftsmanship-remain virtually unexplored. This volume, first published in 1986, fills that void. Author Kazuko Koizumi, a pioneer in the field, brings a thoroughness and warmth to the subject. A wealth of illustrated material puts the pieces in context. A historical account, laced with centuries-old drawings, traces the evolution of furniture design through the lens of Japan's "floor-based" culture. With 114 color plates and over 650 figures, Traditional Japanese Furniture documents and discusses the roots of more than eighty unique furniture types, including the many variations of the beloved tansu chest that has made its way into homes and museums around the world. Like many of the objects it portrays, Traditional Japanese Furniture has found its place among collectors and enthusiasts, standing today as the definitive volume on the subject.

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