Author: Anna Jackson
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
This illustrated volume presents highlights from the Victoria & Albert Museum's extensive collection of Japanese textiles and dress. Ranging from embroidered kimono and woven actor's robes to the indigo-dyed textiles of rural Japan, this book explores the various patterning techniques that have been employed by Japanese textile artists from the seventeenth century to the present day. The richness and variety of the textiles are conveyed by the specially commissioned photographs, which include images of garments, bedding covers, gift covers, doorway curtains, decorative hangings, fabric lengths and samples. Offering a wealth of inspiration to contemporary designers, this book provides an introduction to a vibrant cultural tradition, and should appeal to anyone interested in textiles or Japanese art and design.
Author: Ming-ju Sun
Publisher: Stemmer House Pub
Release Date: 1986
Textile motifs developed through the centuries by Japanese artisans are surpassingly beautiful and well worth study, reproduction and adaptation by today's artists and crafts people. Here one of our foremost interpreters of oriental traditional designs presents superb drawings of smooth silks, fine cottons and brocades featuring stylised patterns, in costumes and settings authentically Japanese.
Author: Sunny Yang
Publisher: Japan Publications
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
The Japanese have traditionally viewed textiles as an embodiment of not only beauty but also family heirlooms and repositories of history, making the study of Japanese fabric a door into another culture, another people, another time. In Textile Art of Japan, Sunny Yang and Rochelle Narasin venture through that door, inviting the reader to follow them. They start with a brief but informative history of those most typical forms of Japanese dress, the kimono and the obi, and then move on to introduce the techniques of dyeing, weaving, and needlework that distinguish Japanese textiles, discussing their traditions, practical methods, and use on different types of fabrics. This richly illustrated volume, with over 200 color illustrations, is the perfect introduction to the subject of Japanese textiles. It includes examples of modern Japanese fabrics made according to or by adapting traditional methods, and shows them used in innovative ways: in quilts, screens, cushions, and hats. A list of museums all over Japan with fine fabric collections and a selected bibliography are helpful additions to this beautiful book.
Author: Seattle Art Museum
Publisher: Seattle Art Museum
Release Date: 1993
Startling in their capacity to embody aesthetic and social values, the woven arts from Japan suggest that culture's long history and rich tradition of producing textiles that can truly be considered an art form. Exquisitely quiet yet graphic communication, the fibers, color, weave, and style of these objects tell us both about their makers and the individuals for whom they were made - his or her place in society, including status, wealth, and associations. This volume authoritative guide to folk textiles of Japan from the 18th to 20th century based on one of America's most comprehensive collections at the Seattle Art Museum. Illustrated are Ainu textiles, sashiko, kogin and hishizashi, kasuri, shiborizome and koshi patterns, and textiles of Okinawa.
Author: Cara McCarty
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
Release Date: 1998-01-01
The innovative aesthetics and practices of Japanese textile designers have had an impact on fabrics, fashion and interior design throughout the world. Many examples are illustrated here with details of materials and techniques used.
Kimono Design: An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns uses hundreds of photographs and a wealth of information on colors, fabrics and embellishments to paint 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. Organized according to motifs traditionally associated with each season of the year, Kimono Design interprets the kimono's special language as expressed in depictions of: Flowers and grasses Birds and other animals Symbols of power, luck and prestige Land-and-seascapes scenes from literature, history and daily life scenes of travel and the Japanese concept of other lands and many others… Extensive notes on all the motifs demonstrate how the kimono reflects changing times and a sense of the timeless. Information on jewelry, hairpins and other accessories is scattered throughout to give a fuller sense of the Japanese art of dress. This is a volume that Japanophiles, historians, artists and designers will all cherish.
The stunning beauty of Japanese fabrics inspired award-winning quiltmaker Kitty Pippen to immerse her quilts in Japanese elegance and style. Now Kitty shares her dazzling creations in eight exquisite patterns that illustrate how quilters of all skill levels can play with these dramatic fabrics in their quilts. Includes patterns ranging from simple mosaics and Japanese octagonal designs to Crazy patchwork, plus over 40 photos of glorious Japanese-style quilts. Provides a comprehensive introduction to Japanese textiles, such as indigo, kasuri, yukata, shibori, and aizome. Features a section on using sashiko quilting to add richness to any pieced quilt. Draws on common quilting techniques, such as traditional machine piecing, paper piecing, and appliqué.
Author: Keisuke Serizawa
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2009
Designated a Living National Treasure in 1956, Serizawa Keisuke (1895–1984) was one of the greatest artists of 20th-century Japan. This is the first book in English to trace Serizawa's artistic biography in detail using the finest examples of his work from leading Japanese collections. A major exponent of the mingei (people’s crafts) movement, Serizawa achieved fame as a textile designer using traditional stencil-dyeing techniques and often working in large-scale formats such as folding screens or kimonos. The stunning works in this catalogue are important not only for the originality of their conception, but also for the variety of their materials: cotton, silk, hemp and a range of other fibers, and paper decorated with the brilliant yet warm hues of vegetable dyes. Dramatic in design, Serizawa’s textiles have an expressive power that far transcends expectations of a “craft” medium.
This superb, comprehensive sourcebook features over 500 splendid motifs adapted from elegant brocades. It includes colorful block prints and woven designs inspired by nature — trees, leaves, flowers, buds, animals and birds.
Modern Japanese quilting blends Eastern and Western techniques to create quilts of extraordinary style and beauty. Using designs borrowed from a rich decorative arts heritage, and often incorporating traditional kimono fabrics, Japanese quilters have developed a distinctive style based on unusual motifs and striking color combinations. WithJapanese Quilted Blocks to Mix and Match, any quilter can create exquisite and unique works of patchwork art in the Japanese tradition. The book presents more than 125 different block patterns, each with complete instructions and a color photograph, representing a variety of pattern sources: kamon (family crests), Hakone yosegi (parquetry) and traditional textiles, such as kasuri weave. Each 9-inch block includes a full cutting guide and fabric palette; suggestions for use, either mixing and matching or adapting to an all-over design; and icons indicating techniques and skill level. The blocks on each spread are related in design and technique. In addition to the Block Directory,Japanese Quilted Blocks to Mix and Matchfeatures an Inspiration Gallery, showcasing examples of finished quilts from leading quilters. Using these examples, author Susan Briscoe explores such topics as color ideas from traditional Japanese textiles and quilts, motifs, and recommendations for combining fabric patterns and block designs. An extensive section on technique, as well as several pages about the fabrics themselves and a listing of suppliers and organizations make this volume as practical and informative as it is beautiful.