Japanese Bamboo Baskets: Meiji, Modern, And Contemporary
Tokyo / New York: Kodansha International, 2007. Hardcover. gold printed boards w/ white printing. illustrated pastedowns & endpapers. 159 pgs w/ primarily color pgs. glossy dark pictorial dustjacket w/ white printing. VG/VG- (ex-libris w/ white, handwritten rectangular label to front of dustjacket. scuffs & scratches to boards; various scores. spine edges bumped & creased. rubbing to lower corner/edge. dustjacket scuffed & scratched w/ scattered scoring). Item #194985
Remains tightly bound; likely unread. "Once neglected in the West, Japanese basketry now claims a loyal following among art lovers, collectors, and craftspeople in the United States and Europe. Japanese Bamboo Baskets: Meiji, Modern, and Contemporary acknowledges this growing interest by presenting a stunning array of the best baskets to come out of Japan in the last 150 years. The authors - both Japanese experts in the field - have selected superb examples from private and museum collections throughout the world. They focus on the breathtaking works by the masters of the traditional form - Rokansai, Shokosai, and Chikuunsai - as well as those of the leading contemporary artists, whose groundbreaking sculptural pieces are attracting ever-greater attention from the international art community."--Publisher.