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Kimono Design

An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns

Keiko Nitanai



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16 May 2017
Kimono Design: An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns uses hundreds of photographs and a wealth of information on colors, fabrics and embellishments to sketch 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.
By:   Keiko Nitanai
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   907g
ISBN:   9784805314289
ISBN 10:   4805314281
Publication Date:   16 May 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

<b>Keiko Nitanai</b> is the founder and director of the Kyoto Antique Fabric Preservation Society and the author of numerous books on the history and use of Japanese fabrics.

Reviews for Kimono Design: An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns

...this book has proven to be an invaluable research resource, providing an illuminating insight into the rich history and diversity, of not only of the Kyoto Antique Preservation Society's collection but also of the traditions of Japanese textiles and dress. --Caroline Alexander, Kingston University London Every page explodes with color and pattern: exquisite embroidery, wonderful hand painting, complex dyeing, evocative renditions of natural motifs. This is an extremely beautiful book. --Kyoto Journal Whether you are seeking a dose of history with your surface design, or simply wanting to be visually stimulated and inspired, I highly recommend checking out Kimono Design. --Pattern Observer blog This beautiful volume--with stunning color photographs--is visually pleasing and will especially benefit those interested in fashion design and the garment industry. --Publishers Weekly A useful guide and introduction that will appeal to designers, Japanophiles, cultural historians as well as those interested in kimono and traditional Japanese fashion. --Japan Visitor

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