Kimono

Brand: Vintage Books
SKU: DADAX0099428997
ISBN : 9780099428992
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Kimono

The colorful and stylized kimono--the national garment of Japan--expresses not only Japanese aesthetic sensibilities but the soul of Japan as well. In this beautifully written and lavishly illustrated book, Liza Dalby, author of the highly acclaimed Geisha and Tale of Murasaki, traces the history of kimono--its uses, aesthetics, and social meanings--to explore Japanese culture. Drawing on a variety of period texts including 17thcentury kimono pattern books, Dalby vividly recreates kimono and those who wore them through the centuries. She discusses the development of the kimono robe from its Chinese origins two thousand years ago to its assimilation as the national dress of Japan. An engaging mix of fashion history and social anthropology, this lively and scholarly book demonstrates in a new way how clothing can illuminate our understanding of culture.

Specifications of Kimono

GENERAL
AuthorLiza Dalby
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionFirst Edition
ISBN-100099428997
ISBN-139780099428992
PublisherVintage Books
Number Of Pages416
Publication Date2001
DIMENSIONS
Height7.8 inch.
Length5.04 inch.
Width1.02 inch.
Weight0.53 pounds.

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