Designer's Guide to Japanese Patterns (Hardcover). Jeanne Allen.

Designer's Guide to Japanese Patterns (Hardcover)

Chronicle Books. 6 x 8.5", 130 pp., 136 illustrations, 10 in color, glossary, bibliography, boards, d.j., San Francisco, 1988. (o.p.; near fine). Item #33999
ISBN: 0877014930

Spanning over a thousand years, from Japan's elegant Heian period to the present, this comprehensive survey of 136 illustrated patterns taken from the country's national treasures collectively mirrors the society's political, cultural and artistic history.

The book's six sections are based on themes that have been constants in Japan's cultural consciousness, and each section illustrates how artisans of the different historical periods interpreted the concepts of nature, geometry, and the abstract.

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