All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #1176079 (stock #B-13)
"Yoshitoshi: The Splendid Decadent. The Last Master of Ukiyo-e" by Shinichi Sehi, translated by Alfred Birmbaum. 1985 First Edition, Kodansha. Clothbound Hardcover with original dust jacket. Condition - New. 157 pages, over 60 color plates and 80 B/W prints. "That Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) was an artist of rare talent can hardly be disputed. That he was, moreover, the last great master of Ukiyo-e prints is becoming more widely recognized...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1990 item #1176077 (stock #B-11)
"Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing. Tradition, Techniques, Innovation." By Yoshiko Wada, Mary Kellogg Rice, Jane Barton. 1983 First Edition, Kodansha. Clothbound Hardcover with original dust jacket. Condition-New. 303 pages, 104 color and 298 B/W plates and illustrations. "A photographic Gallery of Shibori Examples, based on Japan's largest collection of traditional shibori fabrics...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #1176074 (stock #B-10)
"Tsujigahana: The Flower of Japanese Textile Art" by Toshiko Ito. 1985 First Edition. Clothbound Hardcover with original dust jacket. Condition-New. 202 pages, numerous color plates. "In this book, not only is the beauty of tsujigahana spectacularly reproduced for those making their first acquaintance with the subject, but a Japanese scholar at the leading edge of research casts a penetrating light on te background, technique, and chronology of the art."
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #1176073 (stock #B-9)
"Kosode: 16th-19th Century Textiles from the Nomura Collection" by Amanda Mayer Stinchecum, with essays by Monica Bethe and Margot Paul, edited by Naomi Noble Richard and Margot Paul. 1984 First Edition, Japan Society and Kodansha. Clothbound Harcover with original dust jacket. Condition - new. 234 pages. "Rare and early kosode of the 16th and 17th centuries, known to have adorned some of the most resplendent personages of that age, lend particular distinction to this collection...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1980 item #1176071 (stock #B-8)
"Kaiseki: Zen Tastes in Japanese Cooking" by Kaichi Tsuji. 1972 First Edition, Kodansha. 207 pages. COlor & B/W plates, plus original wood block prints by Masakazu Kuwata. Introduction by Soshitsu Sen (grandmaster of Urasenke School of Chanoyu,) Foreward by Nobel Prize novelist Yasunari Kawabata. Clothbund Hardvover. Book Condition-New, but 2 cm tear on original paper dust jacket...
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...
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. "Discover the traditions and thinking of a land that has made bathing into a sensual art and a national pastime, and let its wisdom be ...
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. This is the most recent publication of a fine selection of exhibits from the Korean Central History ...

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
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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 : References : Contemporary item #1154382
Painted Splendor -The Context and Conservation of a Chinese Reception Hall in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibit offers "a rare glimpse of the monumental building style and magnificent decorative painting associated with traditional palace architecture in China...built in Beijing in the final years of the Ming dynasty..." Published in 2004 by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 48 pgs., 40 color reproductions, 7 b&w reproductions.