The colorful and stylized kimono--the national garment of Japan--expresses not only Japanese aethetic sensibilities but the soul of Japan as well. The author of the highly acclaimed Geisha traces the history, uses, aesthetics, and social meaning of the kimono. 200 illustrations. 28 color plates.The colorful and stylized kimono--the national garment of Japan--expresses not only Japanese aethetic sensibilities but the soul of Japan as well. The author of the highly acclaimed Geisha traces the history, uses, aesthetics, and social meaning of the kimono. 200 illustrations. 28 color plates.Read Less
Used-Good. This book is in good condition. All pages are intact, there are no tears to the book and the book is nice and clean. The pages might be slightly dog eared through previous use and textbooks might have a small amount of highlighting but nothing which will obstruct getting the maximum out of the book. Customers are protected by 100% refund guarantee if they are not happy.
Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 395 p. Contains: Illustrations.
Good. Near Fine Dust Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 384 pp. Tightly bound. Corners not bumped. Text is free of markings. NOTE: (1) Foxing top fore-edge. (2) Three faint moisture stains to front board and one to back. They are an aesthetic detraction and have no structural effects on the book.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Green cloth boards with pink endpapers, a very colorful dust jacket. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 384 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 8.5"x1.25"x8.75". The colorful and stylized kimono--the national garment of Japan--expresses Japanese aesthetic sensibilities as well as the soul of Japan. In this lavishly illustrated book, the author traces the history of kimono--its uses, aesthetics, and social meanings--to explore Japanese culture. Drawing on a variety of period texts including 17th century kimono pattern books, he creates vivid pictures of kimonos and those who wear them.
Anything you might want to know about Kimonos is right here, beautifully done, with much insight and historical accuracy . Shipping from this seller was sluggish considering that I ordered another book at the same time from a vendor in NYC and that book got to me in three business days when this one took more than a week and both were ordered same type of shipping. The book was like new, excellent condition better than described by vendor.
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