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KIMONO AS ART: THE LANDSCAPE OF ITCHIKU KUBOTA
Dale Carolyn Gluckman

Thames & Hudson, 2008
Hardcover
160 pages
157 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9780500976852

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This extensively illustrated book showcases fifty-five masterworks by Japanese kimono artist Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003). Initially determined to unlock the secrets of dyed and painted Japanese textiles of the fourteenth to early seventeenth centuries, Kubota ultimately invented a unique method of decoration. His work combines stitchresist and ink drawing with a complex layering of colour to achieve beautiful landscapes with richly textured surfaces and an impressionistic rendering of nature.

 

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