Japan Crafts Sourcebook

Japan Crafts Sourcebook

A Guide to Today's Traditional Handmade Objects

Book - 1996
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"This is the first book to present today's traditional crafts under one cover and the first and only guide to the contemporary craft centers of Japan. A monumental effort seven years in the making, the Japan Crafts Sourcebook catalogs an array of items found throughout the country and discusses their history, background, and contemporary standing. An insightful introduction by Diane Durston delves into the intricacies of Japanese craft and contemplates the future of Japan's ongoing artisan traditions." "With over ninety items from all genres - textiles, ceramics, wood, bamboo, lacquer, paper, and metal - and a wealth of illustrations, the Japan Crafts Sourcebook provides the perfect introduction to this cherished but vanishing world, and will prove invaluable for artists, craftspeople, designers, researchers, and lovers of the handmade object everywhere."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International : Distributed in the United States by Kodansha America, 1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9784770020734
4770020732
Branch Call Number: 745.0952 J35
745.0952 Japan
745.0952 Japan
Characteristics: 207 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Durston, Diane 1950-
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