Kazari: Decoration and Display in Japan 15th-19th Centuries

Post Reply
shira
Maiko-san
Maiko-san
Posts: 502
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:38 pm
Contact:

Kazari: Decoration and Display in Japan 15th-19th Centuries

Post by shira » Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:48 am

NAME: moonblossom


Kazari: Decoration and Display in Japan 15th-19th Centuries
edited by Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere
ISBN-10: 0810967480
Amazon.com listing: http://www.amazon.com/Kazari-Decoration ... 0810967480

Cover image, courtesy of Amazon:
Image

This book is a beautiful, lush photographic catalogue of Japanese decoration from the 15th through to the 19th century. It collects all aspects of decorative items, from paintings to dishware to kimono and shares them in large full-colour photographic plates. The texts are in-depth and interesting without being ponderous or overly academic, and the author makes a concentrated effort to explain terms transliterated from the Japanese. There are essays for each category and further elaboration when these categories overlap.

As interesting as the text is though, it is definitely the photographs that make this book worth the value. It is a large, hardcover volume, similar to a coffee-table art book. The photographs are huge, sharp, and full of detail. I have tried to take a few examples, please forgive the flash reflection - it's grey and wintery and awful out today.

Image

Image

Image

Image


I would recommend this book for:
- Anyone interested in the history of decorative arts in Japan as a whole.
- Anyone looking to learn of the evolution of practical and graphic design.
- Anyone looking for some lovely Japanese eye candy.

I would not recommend this book for:
- Anyone looking for procedural how-tos for Japanese art.
- Anyone interested in books specifically about kimono.

_________________
Image

shira
Maiko-san
Maiko-san
Posts: 502
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:38 pm
Contact:

Re: Kazari: Decoration and Display in Japan 15th-19th Centuries

Post by shira » Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:48 am

NAME: American Taikomochi


Very cool it will be added to my Amazon Folder! Thank you for sharing! :)

_________________
花と柳の世界は私の人生だ

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests