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YAMANAKA, NORIO - The Book of the Kimono  The Complete Guide to Style and Wear

Title: The Book of the Kimono The Complete Guide to Style and Wear
Description: Kodansha International, New York NY, 1982. Royal octavo; hardcover, with decorative endpapers; 139pp., with many full-colour and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; some mild spotting to the text block top edge and preliminaries. Price-clipped dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine. Whether for women or men, all kimono are cut and sewn essentially from a single pattern, but a number of variations must be considered, depending on the occasion. Guidelines are given to making these choices, and the way to dress in a kimono, from the preliminaries to tieing the bustle sash, is described in detail and fully illustrated. For women, there are formal kimono, obi and accessories, and the lightweight summer yukata; for men, the yukata and the ceremonial ensemble of kimono, haori coat and hakama skirt. Children's kimono for festive events are also described. Kimono fashions have evolved over the centuries in response to varied influences. Today modern innovations are making the wearing of kimono at home and elsewhere an attractive alternative to Western garments. These are included here, along with a discussion of aesthetics, the history of the kimono, and the meaning that kimono culture can have for wearers and admirers throughout the world.


Price: AUD 49.50 = appr. US$ 34.25 Seller: Lamdha Books
- Book number: 207528

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