Japanese Kimono Paper Dolls (Dover Paper Dolls)

By: Ming-Ju Sun

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Very Good Condition. Edge wear to cover, bumping to corners. Pages have light foxing heaviest at edges. Back cover has some foxing. **ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS** **LARGER BOOKS MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING** About the book: Embodying an intricate blend of pattern and color, texture and composition, the Japanese kimono is a stunning garment with origins dating back to the Nara period (645794). Its history is rich in tradition, culture, and art. Drawing her inspiration from the 18th- and 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints by such masters as Utamaro and Hiroshige, designer and fashion historian Ming-ju Sun has created this exotic collection of 26 exquisite costumes with two charming Japanese dolls to model them. The kimonos display a broad range of lovely fabrics  from simple, practical cottons to luxurious silks and satins  and a variety of traditional decorative elements  geometrics, florals, stripes, checks, plaids, animals, landscapes, Japanese characters, and circular crests. All are sensitively illustrated with clean line and lush color in the style of Japanese woodcuts. This entertaining and educational paper doll collection will be a favorite with children and collectors. As a full-color survey of the Japanese kimono as an art form, the volume will be valued by costume designers, students of the history of fashion, and the many people fascinated by Japanese art and culture.

Title: Japanese Kimono Paper Dolls (Dover Paper Dolls)

Author Name: Ming-Ju Sun

Categories: Art,

Publisher: Dover Publications: 1986

ISBN Number: 0486250946

ISBN Number 13: 9780486250946

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 001317

Keywords: Art. Ming-Ju Sun