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Author Kusano, Shizuka.

Title The fine art of kimono embroidery / Shizuka Kusano ; photographs, Masayuki Tsutsui ; translation, Gavin Frew.

Imprint New York : Kodansha USA, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    746.4404 KUS    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 110 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Embroidered works -- Kimono -- Kimono and obi -- Obi -- Tapestries -- The history of Japanese embroidery -- My first encounters with embroidery.
Summary "The Fine Art of Kimono Embroidery showcases the art of the talented embroidery artist Shizuka Kusano." "Kusano's canvases are kimono, obi (the kimono sash), and tapestries, on which she creates compositions in brilliant color and subtle tones, with a rich contrast in textures. Her themes are drawn from Japanese poetry, literature, and art, as well as traditional seasonally-oriented motifs such as trees, flowers, birds, and streams. Working exclusively with silk threads and fabric, and delicately balancing the use of space in her composition, Kusano's designs achieve the sophistication for which the best Japanese art is known.".
Subject Kusano, Shizuka -- Themes, motives.
Kimonos -- Japan.
Embroidery -- Japan.
Added Author Frew, Gavin.
Tsutsui, Masayuki.
ISBN 9781568364742

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