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Kimono : fashioning culture

Author: Liza Crihfield Dalby
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The colorful and stylized kimono - the national garment of Japan - expresses not only Japanese aesthetic sensibilities but the soul of Japan as well. Largely discarded by men a century ago in the name of modernity and efficiency, kimono is still worn by many women on formal occasions and by some women, such as geisha, in their daily work. Elegantly anachronistic, kimono still retains a powerful hold on the Japanese  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Liza Crihfield Dalby
ISBN: 0300056397 9780300056396
OCLC Number: 27976232
Awards: American Historical Association Herbert Feis Award, 1994.
Description: xi, 384 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Kimono Theme and Variations --
2. The Natural History of Kimono --
3. The Kimono Discovers Itself --
4. Women Who Cross Their Legs --
Kimono in Modern Japan --
5. The Other Kimono --
6. The Structure of Kimono --
7. The Cultured Nature of Heian Colors --
8. Moronobu's Fashion Magazine --
9. Geisha and Kimono.
Responsibility: Liza Crihfield Dalby.

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To explore Japanese culture the author traces the history of kimono - its uses, aesthetics and social meanings. Drawing on a variety of period texts the book creates vivid pictures of kimono and  Read more...

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