Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World of Ningyo
Tuttle Publishing, 2008 - Antiques & Collectibles - 272 pages
The fascinating world of Japanese doll collecting
For centuries, Japanese doll artisans created spectacular works of art, invested with both significant cultural meaning and elemental beauty, encased in the deceptively simple body of a doll.
Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World of Ningyo, is a cornucopia of information for Japanese art collectors, Asian doll collectors and doll enthusiasts of all levels and interests. Full of beautiful photographs, the book details 18 kinds of widely collected, obtainable and affordable, antique and vintage dolls and figurines (ningyo).
Author Alan Scott Pate—the leading American expert on Japanese dolls—writes in illuminating detail about the traditions of each type of doll and shares practical tips on how to collect this amazing Japanese art form. Included are:
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I have been to Japan and collect dolls so this book was written for my interests. The pictures are wonderful also. I dont know the book would be generally interesting but if you collect dolls or love Japanese culture this would be a terrific and unique purchase. Read full review