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Kimono Vanishing Tradition: Japanese Textiles of the 20th Century (edition 2001)

by Cheryl Imperatore, Paul Maclardy

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Kimono is a generic term for traditional Japanese clothing; it means "thing to wear." This book provides an overview of some traditional garments, introduces types of designs found in twentieth century kimono that are still available, and presents wearable art inspired by kimono from contemporary artists. The text gives price ranges for items that would be reasonable in a store or gallery, and explains what to look for when collecting. As kimono disappear from Japanese wardrobes, they are becoming increasingly collectible.Each of the fourteen chapters opens with the definition of the type of apparel covered therein (including simple, everyday, formal, etc.) as well as their use in Japanese life. The terms are further explained in the Glossary. Over 525 color photographs display brilliant and subtle textile designs and demonstrate beauty in men's, women's, and children's garments and accessories. Textile and clothing designers will find a wealth of inspiration here. Vintage clothing enthusiasts will be enthralled.… (more)
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Title:Kimono Vanishing Tradition: Japanese Textiles of the 20th Century
Authors:Cheryl Imperatore
Other authors:Paul Maclardy
Info:Schiffer Publishing (2001), Hardcover, 255 pages
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[Author's Preface] My first Japanese textile absorbed my attention because of its many charms - it was a deep plum colored chevron weave heavy silk, called "chirimen", with a surface of woven satin that was stenciled with a colorful flower, lined with a tri-colored tie dyed light silk I've come to know as "shibori", and having two handwoven closures of a softly colored gold cord.
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Kimono is a generic term for traditional Japanese clothing; it means "thing to wear." This book provides an overview of some traditional garments, introduces types of designs found in twentieth century kimono that are still available, and presents wearable art inspired by kimono from contemporary artists. The text gives price ranges for items that would be reasonable in a store or gallery, and explains what to look for when collecting. As kimono disappear from Japanese wardrobes, they are becoming increasingly collectible.Each of the fourteen chapters opens with the definition of the type of apparel covered therein (including simple, everyday, formal, etc.) as well as their use in Japanese life. The terms are further explained in the Glossary. Over 525 color photographs display brilliant and subtle textile designs and demonstrate beauty in men's, women's, and children's garments and accessories. Textile and clothing designers will find a wealth of inspiration here. Vintage clothing enthusiasts will be enthralled.

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