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Traditional Japanese furniture

Author: 小泉, 和子, 1933- ; Kazuko Koizumi
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed in the United States by Kodansha International/USA, through Harper & Row, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Japanese furniture has a rich heritage dating back to the seventh century. Masterful craftsmanship and aesthetic sensitivity evolved with this furniture's long history. As with much that is Japanese, these pieces find virtue in restraint, with an understated simplicity distilled from a thousand years of knowledge and careful craftsmanship. Though the West has long acknowledged the beauty and value of these objects,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 小泉, 和子, 1933- ; Kazuko Koizumi
ISBN: 087011722X 9780870117220 4770012225 9784770012227
OCLC Number: 13092659
Notes: Translation of: Wakagu.
Map on lining papers.
Includes index.
Description: 223 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 31 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Furniture and furnishings. Cabinetry ; Partition devices ; Floor coverings ; Seating and bedding ; Lighting devices ; Heating devices ; Writing and study furnishings ; Toilette and bathing accessories ; Mealtime furnishings ; Kitchen furnishings ; Miscellaneous --
pt. 2: The history. A floor-seated culture ; Prehistory and the ancient period ; The golden age of the aristocracy ; Medieval times ; The age of feudal splendor ; The age of the townsfolk ; The early modern age --
pt. 3: The techniques. Woods ; Joinery ; Finishes ; Metalwork --
Appendices: Abstract motifs in Japanese furniture ; Illustrated history of Japanese furniture.
Other Titles: Wakagu.
Responsibility: Kazuko Koizumi ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum.
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Focusing on the furniture of the Edo and early Meiji periods, this text looks at the history, aesthetics and techniques of hand-worked traditional Japanese furniture.  Read more...

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"This is a beautiful book of impressive breadth. It seems that no angle has been overlooked." -Janet Koplos, author of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture "Traditional Japanese Furniture is comprehensive Read more...

 
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