All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1990 item #1176070 (stock #B-7)
"A Feast for the Eyes: The Japanese Art of Food Arrangement" by Yoshio Tsuchiya. 1985 First Edition, Kodansha. Clothbound Hardcover with original dust jacket. Condition-new. 165 pages, color & B/W plates. "The Japanese approach to food is a true art, the highest accomplishment of which, is a notch short of impossible. The way of choosing vessels, preparing and arranging food, and dining involves a quietude, a receptivity, a different timing, a space where possibilities are allowed...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #1176069 (stock #B6)
"The Genius of Japanese Design" by Sherman Lee. 1981 First Edition, Kodansha. 203 pages. Condition: New. 32 color plates, 800 B/W plaes, including 15 pages of Japanese family crests. "A superb introduction to Japanese art by one of the foremost authorities in the field. A brilliant analysis of the unique features of Japanese design and motif as represented in more than 1,500 illustrations. Valuable for the artist, designer, and art historian." Sherman E...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1176068 (stock #B-5)
"The Genius of Japanese Design" by Sherman Lee. 1983 second printing, Kodansha. Condition-New. 203 pages. 32 color plates, 800 B/W plaes, including 15 pages of Japanese family crests. "A superb introduction to Japanese art by one of the foremost authorities in the field. A brilliant analysis of the unique features of Japanese design and motif as represented in more than 1,500 illustrations. Valuable for the artist, designer, and art historian." Sherman E...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1980 item #1176065 (stock #B-3)
"Tezukuri no Bi: Okinawa Kurashi to Mingu" ("Handmade Beauty: Okinawa Life and Crafts") in Japanese, 1972. Condition-very good. Soft bound with original dust jacket. 160 pages with 148 B/W photos, plus essays on Okinawan life and craft. Illustrations and descriptions include: baskets, pottery, textiles, farming tools, furniture, architecture, and even handmade karate weapons.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1980 item #1176064 (stock #B-2)
"Furo: The Japanese Bath" by Peter Grilli & Dana Levy. First Edition, 1985, Kodansha. Clothbound Hardcover with original dust jacket. "New" condition. 191 pages. With forward by Isamu Noguchi. Color and B/W photos. Chapters: The Spirit of the Bath, The History of Bathing, Public Baths, Onsen: The Hot Spring Bath, The Domestic Bath, A Guide to Hot Springs...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 1930 item #1175576 (stock #8293)
AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION. ALPHONSE KANN COLLECTION, in 2 hard cover volumes, New York c1927. Consisting of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Persian, Moyen Age and Renaissance Works of Art. Exellent condition with the original first purchase card still intact. The each measure 11 x 9 inches. Alphonse Kann (14 March 1870 - 1948) was a prominent French art collector of Jewish heritage...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Contemporary item #1172083
The new Chinese version of 'Classical Chinese Furniture - Very Personal Point of View' by Marcus Flacks.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #1167518 (stock #2052)
If you are interested in learning about Dragon Robes, Theatrical Costumes, and Imperial Silk Workshops, then this is your book! "Chinese Dress" was written by curator Verity Wilson, of the Albert Museum of Chinese Textiles. Verity Wilson worked for 25 years as a Research Assistant in the Far Eastern Department at the Victorian and Albert Museum, specializing in the history of East Asian dress traditions and technologies, subjects on which she has lectured and written extensively.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1990 item #1167517 (stock #2051)
If you are interested in learning about Dragon Robes, Theatrical Costumes, and Imperial Silk Workshops, then this is your book! "Chinese Dress" was written by curator Verity Wilson, of the Albert Museum of Chinese Textiles. Verity Wilson worked for 25 years as a Research Assistant in the Far Eastern Department at the Victorian and Albert Museum, specializing in the history of East Asian dress traditions and technologies, subjects on which she has lectured and written extensively.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1800 item #1166116 (stock #M3974)
Back in stock, but limited copies only: DPRK / North Korean Museum Book Neolithic, Koryo Dynasty etc..

The great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung said: "Our nation, celebrated for its long history and brilliant culture, has contributed a great deal of scientific creations and inventions to the treasure house of human culture since the ancient times."

Part of the introduction to this fine book...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1980 item #1165811
A Martin Gordon Inc. soft cover catalog for the auction held at the Hotel St. Moritz (NYC) on May 9 & 10, 1977. Black and white photos feature almost all of the 1152 lots of Fine 16th thru 20thC Prints, Vintage Photographs, Print and Photographic Reference Books. The cover(front and back) shows light wear and there is a small tear at the top of the back cover, otherwise in good condition. Artists: Baron De Meyer, Atget, Curtis, Roussel,Hassam,Picasso,Matisse etc...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1800 item #1163928 (stock #2495)
BLANC DE CHINE Porcelain from Dehua, a gorgeous and invaluable hard cover used book in excellent condition, by Rose Kerr & John Ayers, "A Catalogue of the Hickley Collection, Singapore," published by Curzon Press in 2002. 160+ items are discussed and illustrated in full color. Insured Priority Mail within the U.S. $15. Elsewhere at cost.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1700 item #1163832 (stock #2493)
The Peony Pavilion Collection: Chinese Ceramics for Japan (c. 1580-1650). Scarce hard cover by Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., 1989. 122 pp. of text with full-color illustrations. Excellent condition. Our price includes insured USPS Priority Mail shipping.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1970 item #1159709
DAY FINE ARTS
$150.00
No 5, Apr 59 No 6, Oct 59 No 9, Apr 61 No 10, Oct 61 No 11, Apr 62 No 12, Oct 62
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1960 item #1158959 (stock #tb141)
E & M Perez
$110.00
In two volumes, this set was published in 1953 by the United Fruit Company, authors Richard B. Woodbury and Aubrey S. Trik. Both volumes are in black cloth hardcovers with gold lettering and map on front, two folded maps in rear pocket of volume I, with many other fold out maps, drawings, and photos and descriptions of entire exploration and restoration of Mayan ruins of Zaculeu. Vol I has pages 1-324, and Volume II has pages 325-466...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1158935
Soft cover published by Harry Abrams, NY. Impressive examples of period cuff links. There is a black marker line on the bottom edge that shows up as a tiny tiny dot on the bottom of some pages, otherwise in mint condition. 199 illustrations/186 colored plates. 112 pgs.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1980 item #1158927
A Vision Shared: A Classic Portrait of America and Its People: 1935-1943. Published by St. Martins Press in 1976. Text by Hank O'Neal, photos by Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans etc... This hard cover coffee table book is tight and clean however the dust jacket is tattered. A small stain is also at the bottom of the front beige linen board. Wonderful B&W photos that capture that period in time.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #1156434
Arts du Monde
$200.00
This is an out of print hard cover book on stone archways or gates in the Huizhou district of China. ISBN 7-5398-0314-2/J. In very good condition with the exception of the paper cover and some bubbling on the paper where it attaches to the hardcover in the back. Over 50 pages with 111 black and white photos.