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Japanese Netsuke

Julia Hutt Edmund De Waal



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Victoria & Albert Pubs
15 October 2019
Oriental art; Carvings: artworks; History
'You will have a moment of quiet delight and a mood of introspection to carry you away.' Edmund de Waal Prized by collectors from East to West, Japanese netsuke are tiny objects of wonder that originated as utilitarian accessories for traditional Japanese dress. Over the centuries these small carved toggles, designed to hook over the top of the kimono sash, evolved into high-fashion depictions of all aspects of Japanese life.

In this richly illustrated and highly accessible book, Julia Hutt draws on the V&A's world-famous netsuke collection to explore the origins and techniques of this captivating art form.
By:   Julia Hutt
Foreword by:   Edmund De Waal
Imprint:   Victoria & Albert Pubs
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 245mm,  Width: 210mm, 
ISBN:   9781851779222
ISBN 10:   1851779221
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Julia Hutt is Curator of Japanese Art in the Asian Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Edmund de Waal is a world-renowned ceramics artist and author of The Hare with the Amber Eyes.

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