Presumed first printing of the stated first edition. Printed and bound in the Japan. An English-language edition. Pea green cloth binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine and to the front board. Virtually unbumped spine head and tail, and with gently bumped upper corners. 12 x 9 inches. 350 numbered pages, with numerous color plates and B&W illustrations, all on heavy semi-coated stock. An exceptionally clean copy, and quite tight, with gentle shelf life. Very gently read. With the original pictorial dust jacket, price-clipped. Almost no rubbing or wear to the DJ. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Plus DJ. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: "When Art Became Fashion" focuses on the kosode --harbinger of the modern kimono--and is published in conjunction with the L.A. County Museum of Art's exhibition of the exquisite robes.
From Library Journal:
In another fine example of arts publishing from Weatherhill, six scholarly essays are interposed with illustrations of items found in the upcoming exhibit of Kosode (narrow-sleeved robes) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Here, Japanese textiles are shown to be much more than kimonos and samurai armor. To borrow an idea from Robert T. Singer's essay, one could say that craft ( kogei ) and art ( bijutsu ) were not separate in Japanese culture but were seen as one on a higher artistic plane ( geijutsu ). The work as a whole demonstrates the interplay among dyer, artist, craftsperson, and so forth, with Monica Bethe's strong essay explaining the special meaning of various colors in Japanese costume and how they were (and are) culturally linked. Though the bibliography was not complete at the time of review, it should be very useful. Highly recommended for all textile and design collections and for those focusing on Japan. (Illustrations not seen.)-- Mike Heines, USAF Rome Laboratory Technical Lib., N.Y.
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Title: When Art Became Fashion: Kosode in ...
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Very Good Plus
Edition: First Edition.
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