Classical Kimono from the Kyoto National Museum: Four Centuries of Fashion
Michael Morrison, Lorna Price
Asian Art Museum, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 150 pages
This handsome book illustrates and discusses classical kimono, paintings depicting people dressed in splendid robes, lacquered toiletry objects, and personal ornaments from the 16th to the 18th centuries.
The garments and objects included here were made for everyday use. They eloquently illustrate the life of the Japanese people during the entire span of the Momoyama and Edo periods when Japanese culture and art matured to form the indigenous Japanese style in all expressions of art. The kimono above all blossomed in this period, when textile production reached its highest level of accomplishment in weaving technique and design.
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Four Centuries of Fashion: Classical Kimono from the Kyoto National Museum is actually a catalogue from the 1997 Asian Art Museum of San Francisco exhibition of the same name. This is a handsome large ... Read full review