Japanese textiles in the Victoria and Albert Museum

Author: Anna Jackson
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
ISBN: UOM:39015050761256
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.

Japanese Textile Designs

Author: Ming-ju Sun
Publisher: Stemmer House Pub
ISBN: 0880450851
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Art

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.

Japanese Kimono Designs

Author: Shôjirô Nomura
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486137421
Release Date: 2012-08-02
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

This unique design treasury, consisting of lavish full-color pictures of a vibrant array of kimonos, is reproduced directly from two rare and costly original portfolios.

Textile Art of Japan

Author: Sunny Yang
Publisher: Japan Publications
ISBN: 4889960619
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.

Kimono Vanishing Tradition

Author: Cheryl Imperatore
Publisher: Schiffer Fashion Press
ISBN: 0764350501
Release Date: 2016-01-28

Kimono is a generic term for traditional Japanese clothing; it means âthing to wear.â This revised and expanded second edition provides an overview of various traditional garments, introduces types of designs found in twentieth century kimono that are still available, and presents wearable art and home décor inspired by kimono from contemporary artists. Because wearing kimono is diminishing and kimono are disappearing from Japanese wardrobes, they will become increasingly collectible. Each of the fourteen chapters opens with the definition of the type of apparel covered including everyday, formal, etc., as well as their use in Japanese life. The terms are further explained in the glossary. Over 525 color photographs display brilliant and subtle textile designs and demonstrate beauty in men's, women's, and children's garments and accessories. Textile and clothing designers will find a wealth of inspiration here, as well as vintage clothing enthusiasts and those who wish to wear kimono traditionally.

Beyond the Tanabata Bridge

Author: Seattle Art Museum
Publisher: Seattle Art Museum
ISBN: 0932216404
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Art

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.

Zuanch in Kyoto

Author: Kenichirō Yokoya
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123917796
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Art

Structure and Surface

Author: Cara McCarty
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 0870700766
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Design

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

Author: Keiko Nitanai
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462919260
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Genre: Design

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.

Japanese Textile Designs

Author: C. Estrade
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486996950
Release Date: 2005-12-10
Genre: Design

Nearly 200 subtle, classically beautiful patterns depict abstracts, florals, insects, geometrics, and other images -- all reproduced from the finest Japanese textiles. 187 full-color illustrations.

Quilting with Japanese Fabrics

Author: Kitty Pippen
Publisher: Martingale & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1564772977
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

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
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133171004
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Art

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.

Paisleys and Other Textile Designs from India

Author: K. Prakash
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486319902
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Design

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.

Japanese Quilt Blocks to Mix and Match

Author: スーザン・ブリスコ
Publisher: Kodansha America
ISBN: 1568363656
Release Date: 2007-12
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

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.