• Antiques & Collectibles

Japanese textiles in the Victoria and Albert Museum

Author: Anna Jackson,Victoria and Albert Museum
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 144
View: 912
This illustrated volume presents highlights from the Victoria & Albert Museum's extensive collection of Japanese textiles and dress. Ranging from embroidered kimono and woven actor's robes to the indigo-dyed textiles of rural Japan, this book explores the various patterning techniques that have been employed by Japanese textile artists from the seventeenth century to the present day. The richness and variety of the textiles are conveyed by the specially commissioned photographs, which include images of garments, bedding covers, gift covers, doorway curtains, decorative hangings, fabric lengths and samples. Offering a wealth of inspiration to contemporary designers, this book provides an introduction to a vibrant cultural tradition, and should appeal to anyone interested in textiles or Japanese art and design.

    • Art


Japanese textile stencils in the collection of the Seattle Art Museum
Author: Susanna Kuo,Seattle Art Museum
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 29
View: 2286

    • Antiques & Collectibles

Japanese Kimono Designs

Author: Shôjirô Nomura,Tsutomu Ema
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486137422
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 64
View: 8913
This unique design treasury, consisting of lavish full-color pictures of a vibrant array of kimonos, is reproduced directly from two rare and costly original portfolios.

    • Antiques & Collectibles

Textile Art of Japan

Author: Sunny Yang,Rochelle M. Narasin
Publisher: Japan Publications
ISBN: 9784889960617
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 144
View: 9855
The Japanese have traditionally viewed textiles as an embodiment of not only beauty but also family heirlooms and repositories of history, making the study of Japanese fabric a door into another culture, another people, another time. In Textile Art of Japan, Sunny Yang and Rochelle Narasin venture through that door, inviting the reader to follow them. They start with a brief but informative history of those most typical forms of Japanese dress, the kimono and the obi, and then move on to introduce the techniques of dyeing, weaving, and needlework that distinguish Japanese textiles, discussing their traditions, practical methods, and use on different types of fabrics. This richly illustrated volume, with over 200 color illustrations, is the perfect introduction to the subject of Japanese textiles. It includes examples of modern Japanese fabrics made according to or by adapting traditional methods, and shows them used in innovative ways: in quilts, screens, cushions, and hats. A list of museums all over Japan with fine fabric collections and a selected bibliography are helpful additions to this beautiful book.

    • Art

Beyond the Tanabata Bridge

Traditional Japanese Textiles
Author: Seattle Art Museum,William Jay Rathbun
Publisher: Seattle Art Museum
ISBN: 9780932216403
Category: Art
Page: 197
View: 4515
Startling in their capacity to embody aesthetic and social values, the woven arts from Japan suggest that culture's long history and rich tradition of producing textiles that can truly be considered an art form. Exquisitely quiet yet graphic communication, the fibers, color, weave, and style of these objects tell us both about their makers and the individuals for whom they were made - his or her place in society, including status, wealth, and associations. This volume authoritative guide to folk textiles of Japan from the 18th to 20th century based on one of America's most comprehensive collections at the Seattle Art Museum. Illustrated are Ainu textiles, sashiko, kogin and hishizashi, kasuri, shiborizome and koshi patterns, and textiles of Okinawa.

    • Art


Master of Japanese Textile Design
Author: Keisuke Serizawa
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Art
Page: 134
View: 5690
Designated a Living National Treasure in 1956, Serizawa Keisuke (1895–1984) was one of the greatest artists of 20th-century Japan. This is the first book in English to trace Serizawa's artistic biography in detail using the finest examples of his work from leading Japanese collections. A major exponent of the mingei (people’s crafts) movement, Serizawa achieved fame as a textile designer using traditional stencil-dyeing techniques and often working in large-scale formats such as folding screens or kimonos. The stunning works in this catalogue are important not only for the originality of their conception, but also for the variety of their materials: cotton, silk, hemp and a range of other fibers, and paper decorated with the brilliant yet warm hues of vegetable dyes. Dramatic in design, Serizawa’s textiles have an expressive power that far transcends expectations of a “craft” medium.

    • Design

Kimono Design

An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns
Author: Keiko Nitanai
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 146291926X
Category: Design
Page: 304
View: 8956
Kimono Design: An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns uses hundreds of photographs and a wealth of information on colors, fabrics and embellishments to paint a portrait of Japanese culture, art and thought. Lavish classical patterns, sweeping scenes, and the many motifs that have been woven, dyed, painted or embroidered into these textiles reveal a reflectiveness, a sense of humor, and an appreciation of exquisite beauty that is uniquely Japanese. Organized according to motifs traditionally associated with each season of the year, Kimono Design interprets the kimono's special language as expressed in depictions of: Flowers and grasses Birds and other animals Symbols of power, luck and prestige Land-and-seascapes scenes from literature, history and daily life scenes of travel and the Japanese concept of other lands and many others… Extensive notes on all the motifs demonstrate how the kimono reflects changing times and a sense of the timeless. Information on jewelry, hairpins and other accessories is scattered throughout to give a fuller sense of the Japanese art of dress. This is a volume that Japanophiles, historians, artists and designers will all cherish.

Kimono, Vanishing Tradition

Japanese Textiles of the 20th Century
Author: Cheryl Imperatore,Paul Maclardy
Publisher: Schiffer Fashion Press
ISBN: 9780764350504
Page: 256
View: 9248
Kimono is a generic term for traditional Japanese clothing; it means âthing to wear.â This revised and expanded second edition provides an overview of various traditional garments, introduces types of designs found in twentieth century kimono that are still available, and presents wearable art and home décor inspired by kimono from contemporary artists. Because wearing kimono is diminishing and kimono are disappearing from Japanese wardrobes, they will become increasingly collectible. Each of the fourteen chapters opens with the definition of the type of apparel covered including everyday, formal, etc., as well as their use in Japanese life. The terms are further explained in the glossary. Over 525 color photographs display brilliant and subtle textile designs and demonstrate beauty in men's, women's, and children's garments and accessories. Textile and clothing designers will find a wealth of inspiration here, as well as vintage clothing enthusiasts and those who wish to wear kimono traditionally.

    • Design

Japanese Fashion Designers

The Work and Influence of Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo
Author: Bonnie English
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 0857853139
Category: Design
Page: 192
View: 5291
Over the past 40 years, Japanese designers have led the way in aligning fashion with art and ideology, as well as addressing identity and social politics through dress. They have demonstrated that both creative and commercial enterprise is possible in today's international fashion industry, and have refused to compromise their ideals, remaining autonomous and independent in their design, business affairs and distribution methods. The inspirational Miyake, Yamamoto and Kawakubo have gained worldwide respect and admiration and have influenced a generation of designers and artists alike. Based on twelve years of research, this book provides a richly detailed and uniquely comprehensive view of the work of these three key designers. It outlines their major contributions and the subsequent impact that their work has had upon the next generation of fashion and textile designers around the world. Designers discussed include: Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, Naoki Takizawa, Dai Fujiwara, Junya Watanabe, Tao Kurihara, Jun Takahashi, Yoshiki Hishinuma, Junichi Arai, Reiko Sudo & the Nuno Corporation, Makiko Minagawa, Hiroshi Matsushita, Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Walter Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkembergs, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Helmut Lang.

    • Crafts & Hobbies

Quilting with Japanese Fabrics

Author: Kitty Pippen
Publisher: Martingale & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781564772978
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 96
View: 1398
The stunning beauty of Japanese fabrics inspired award-winning quiltmaker Kitty Pippen to immerse her quilts in Japanese elegance and style. Now Kitty shares her dazzling creations in eight exquisite patterns that illustrate how quilters of all skill levels can play with these dramatic fabrics in their quilts. Includes patterns ranging from simple mosaics and Japanese octagonal designs to Crazy patchwork, plus over 40 photos of glorious Japanese-style quilts. Provides a comprehensive introduction to Japanese textiles, such as indigo, kasuri, yukata, shibori, and aizome. Features a section on using sashiko quilting to add richness to any pieced quilt. Draws on common quilting techniques, such as traditional machine piecing, paper piecing, and appliqué.

    • Art

Zuanchō in Kyoto

textile design books for the kimono trade
Author: Kenichirō Yokoya,Stanford University. Libraries
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 34
View: 6021

    • Design

Threads of Silk and Gold

Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan
Author: Hiroko T. McDermott,Moyra Clare Pollard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781854442680
Category: Design
Page: 192
View: 5786
This will be a pioneering study of the art of Meiji ornamental textiles - intricate embroideries and tapestries, dyed silks and velvets that were made in Japan for the foreign market in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

    • Design

Paisleys and Other Textile Designs from India

Author: K. Prakash
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486319903
Category: Design
Page: 156
View: 761
This superb, comprehensive sourcebook features over 500 splendid motifs adapted from elegant brocades. It includes colorful block prints and woven designs inspired by nature — trees, leaves, flowers, buds, animals and birds.

    • Design

Structure and Surface

Contemporary Japanese Textiles
Author: Cara McCarty,Matilda McQuaid
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9780870700767
Category: Design
Page: 104
View: 906
The innovative aesthetics and practices of Japanese textile designers have had an impact on fabrics, fashion and interior design throughout the world. Many examples are illustrated here with details of materials and techniques used.

    • Design


A Modern History
Author: Terry Satsuki Milhaupt
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780233175
Category: Design
Page: 272
View: 659
What is the kimono? Everyday garment? Art object? Symbol of Japan? As this book shows, the kimono has served all of these roles, its meaning changing across time and with the perspective of the wearer or viewer. Kimono: A Modern History begins by exposing the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century foundations of the modern kimono fashion industry. It explores the crossover between ‘art’ and ‘fashion’ in this period at the hands of famous Japanese painters who worked with clothing pattern books and painted directly onto garments. With Japan’s exposure to Western fashion in the nineteenth century, and Westerners’ exposure to Japanese modes of dress and design, the kimono took on new associations and came to symbolize an exotic culture and an alluring female form. In the aftermath of the Second World War, the kimono industry was sustained through government support. The line between fashion and art became blurred as kimonos produced by famous designers were collected for their beauty and displayed in museums, rather than being worn as clothing. Today, the kimono has once again taken on new dimensions, as the Internet and social media proliferate images of the kimono as a versatile garment to be integrated into a range of individual styles. Kimono: A Modern History, the inspiration for a major exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York,not only tells the story of a distinctive garment’s ever-changing functions and image, but provides a novel perspective on Japan’s modernization and encounter with the West.

    • Textile fabrics

Textile Japan

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Textile fabrics
Page: N.A
View: 1921

    • Art

Japanese Design

Art, Aesthetics & Culture
Author: Patricia Graham
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462916090
Category: Art
Page: 160
View: 5272
**Winner, Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title 2015** This Japanese design book presents the arts, aesthetics and culture of Japan with over 160 stunning color photos and extensive historical and cultural commentary . The Japanese sensibility often possesses an intuitive, emotional appeal, whether it's a silk kimono, a carefully raked garden path, an architectural marvel, a teapot, or a contemporary work of art. This allure has come to permeate the entire culture of Japan—it is manifest in the most mundane utensil and snack food packaging, as well as in Japanese architecture and fine art. In Japanese Design, Asian art expert and author Patricia J. Graham explains how Japanese aesthetics based in fine craftsmanship and simplicity developed. Her unusual, full-color presentation reveals this design aesthetic in an absorbing way. Focusing on ten elements of Japanese design, Graham explores how visual qualities, the cultural parameters and the Japanese religious traditions of Buddhism and Shinto have impacted the appearance of its arts. Japanese Design is a handbook for the millions of us who have felt the special allure of Japanese art, culture and crafts. Art and design fans and professionals have been clamoring for this—a book that fills the need for an intelligent, culture-rich overview of what Japanese design is and means. Topics explored in Japanese Design include: The Aesthetics of Japanese Design The Cultural Parameters of Japanese Design Early Promoters of "Artistic Japan" 1830s-1950s

    • Art, Japanese

Art of the Japanese Postcard

The Leonard A. Lauder Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Author: Anne Nishimura Morse,J. Thomas Rimer,Kendall H. Brown
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers
ISBN: 9780853319061
Category: Art, Japanese
Page: 287
View: 7211
From the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century, Japan was a vital world center for postcard art. Art of the Japanese Postcard presents 300 full-color examples of these cards, culled from the vast Leonard A. Lauder Collection. Authoritative essays by leading scholars of Japanese art and culture, plus a statement by the collector himself, highlight the design, development, and cultural function of these rarely studied, but highly influential and visually exciting, expressions of graphic genius. From the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century, Japan was a vital world centre for postcard art. More than just casual mail pieces, these postcards were often designed by prominent artists and had a visual impact that belied their modest format. Remarkably beautiful examples of graphic design in their own right, they also recorded the shifting definitions of 'East' and 'West' at a time when such European currents as Art Nouveau began to show up in Japanese visual productions. Art of the Japanese Postcard presents 350 full-color examples of these cards, culled from the vast Leonard A. Lauder Collection. printing, but also for the insight they provide into contemporary Japanese artistic practices - insights not relayed in standard histories that focus on painting and sculpture - as well as for the fluid interplay of European and Japanese modes. Authoritative essays by leading scholars of Japanese art and culture, plus a statement by the collector himself, highlight the design, development, and cultural function of these rarely studied, but highly influential and visually exciting, expressions of graphic genius.