"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."
"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.
"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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
A soft cover catalog featuring artwork in the International Museum of Children's Art. The museum was founded in Berlin in 1993. Also included is a museum brochure. Text is in English and German.
Many colored plates. Near fine condition. 176 pp.
A hard cover with blue boards embossed with faint gilt lettering and design. Published by Alfred Knopf New York 1946 and translated from the Icelandic by J.A. Thompson.The boards show some wear on the edges and staining otherwise in good condition.
The Deadliest Men by Paul Kirchner Soft Bound C: 2001. 417 pages. Offered as a result of frequent requests by my valued customers. This book provides facts surrounding my personal gun fighting experiences in my store. These events occurred from 1989 to 1992 in the Watchcompany retail store in West Los Angeles. Signed, upon request. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET. BUY SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME...
This is the French edition published in 1931 by Calmann-Levy. The red boards show signs of wear on the edges and the pages have yellowed. A name is written in blue crayon or pencil on the front endpaper otherwise unmarked.
An important book on the work of Mies van der Rohe, focusing on the architecture of this 20th Century icon of design. Published in 1994 in conjunction with the Whitney Library of Design and printed by Watson-Guptil Publications in New York, by Werner Blaser. Consisting of 240 pages, with numerous black and white photographs, plans, architectural drawings and sketches, this is an informative and sleek volume celebrating a man who helped define and influence modernism...