By Helen Minnich
Japanese Costume invitations the reader to discover the realm of Japan’s fabric arts and gown decorationfrom its origins in mythical occasions, via its extraordinary improvement within the intervening centuries, to its emergence into the trendy period. The ebook that's the 1st in English to offer the entire sweep of eastern fulfillment within the dress arts, is vital the tale of the kimono and its evolution.
The textual content is observed by way of a beneficiant collection of advantageous illustrations and images: fifty four in complete colour, 119 in black and white, and 12 line drawings. They comprise not just photos from modern sourcessuch because the photo scrolls and woodblock prints but in addition images of kimono masterpieces and consultant textiles.
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