Weatherhill, Inc. 7.25 x 11.5", 1st ed., vii, 119 pp., 28 color plates, cloth spine, illustrated boards noting Japanese names for the 28 artisans, calligraphic illustrated boards, d.j., New York, 1967. (o.p.; some wear to d.j., text near fine). Contents: Introduction of Artisans, Prints, and a Printmaker Named Minko The...
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Tuttle. 8.75 x 11.5", 96 page booklet plus incense and incense holders, paper, Rutland, 2001. The elegant incense ceremony Kodo has a long, colorful history in traditional Japanese life-but remains little known in the West. This beautiful andinformative book comes with several different kinds of incense and two incense holders...
Chronicle Books. 8.75 x 10", 160 pp., 156 color, 35 b/w, 9 line, 1 map, glossary, bibliography, paper, San Francisco, 1993. (o.p.; sl wear to cover edges, text near fine). A diversity of the decorative arts and their role in Indonesian societies that includes sections on ceramics, textiles, beading, masks, puppets, wood, bone, horn, and stone.
Japan Publications Trading Company. 7.25 x 10.5", 63 pp., fully illustrated, some in color, b/w diagrams, pictorial boards, Tokyo, 1969. (o.p.; vvg to near fine). Kite history, making kites and various examples of kites (such as the Hirado Karakuri Kintoki kite, The Hata kite, The Rokkaku kite, The Tsugaru kite, etc.).
Mapin Publishing. 10.25 x 10.25", 180 pp., profusely illustrated in color, map, glossary, bibliography, cloth, d.j., Ahmedabad, 1994. (o.p.; near fine). Pottery, Mats & Basketry, Embroidery, Textiles, Metal Work, Jewellery, Wood & Stone Musical Instruments, Ivory, Shell & Horn, Hill Crafts and Festival Crafts, each has a chapter devoted to it.
Shanghai Art Museum 上海美术馆. 10.2 x 13", 103 pp., fully illustrated in color, text in English and Chinese, paper, Shanghai, 2001. This is a catalogue featuring so-called leather silhouette art (Piying Yishu 皮影艺术) collected in the Shanghai Art Museum. It combines the best of Chinese folk art tradition in one media.
Renmin Meishu 人民美术. 5.5 x 8", 154 pp., fully illustrated, most in color, text in Chinese, paper, Beijing, 2004. Part of the Traditional Chinese Handicrafts Culture Series (中国传统手工艺文化书系), this volume focuses on traditional Chinese handmade shadow puppets, known in Chinese as "hide silhouettes" (皮影). Emphasis is placed on historical origins...