Kimono as Art

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-11-26
  • Publisher: THAMES&HUD
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This lavishly illustrated book showcases fifty-five masterworks by Japanese kimono artist Itchiku Kubota (1917'2003). Kubota's unique method of decoration combines stitch-resist and ink drawing with complex colourlayering techniques to achieve hauntingly beautiful landscapes with richly textured surfaces and an impressionistic rendering of nature never before seen in the textile arts. Here his series of monumental kimono reveal an entirely new approach that elevates the work to installation art. This landmark publication is guaranteed to appeal to anyone interested in art, craft, textiles or the Far East.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Acknowledgmentsp. 8
Chronology of Japanese Art Historical Periodsp. 9
Homage to my Fatherp. 10
Visions of the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum: an Interview with Satoshi Kubotap. 12
The Kimono Redefined: Tradition and Innovation in the Art of Itchiku Kubotap. 16
Kubota as Imagist: Reinventing Pictoral
Icons in Kimono Fromp. 26
Symphony of Lightp. 38
Cat. Nos. 1-40p. 40
Mount Fujip. 120
Cat. Nos 41-45p. 122
Individual Worksp. 132
Cat. Nos. 46-55
List of Worksp. 148
Biography of Itchiku Kubotap. 150
Overview of the Basic Production Techniques of Itchiku Kubotap. 152
Notesp. 154
Glossary of Termsp. 156
Bibliographyp. 159
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