Fashioning Kimono Dress and Modernity in Early Twentieth Century Japan

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Annie M. Van Assche, with Texts by Reiko Mochinaga Brandon, Akiko Fukai, Anna Jackson, Elise Kurashige Tipton & Annie M. Van Assche, and Photographs by Stefano Ember

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5 Continents Editions
Territory: World excluding Italy
Size: 285 mm x 240 mm
Pages: 328
Illustrations: 190 colour, 45 b&w

RRP £30.00

  • High-quality colour photographs and period pictures illustrate this sumptuous volume tracing the history of the kimono, with its variety of colours, techniques and designs

"High-quality colour photographs and period pictures illustrate this sumptuous volume, which should interest experts and laymen alike" - Choice.

Quintessentially Japanese, the kimono today is worn in Japan for weddings, funerals, New Year, and other ceremonies, and still holds a special place for the Japanese. The 150 stunning Japanese kimonos in the Montgomery Collection featured in this publication were created in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The book traces the history of the kimono and illustrates the variety of colours, techniques, and design used in creating this beautiful and symbolic garment.

This book was reprinted on the occasion of a US tour of the exhibition Fashioning Kimono, which travelled to various venues across the US between 2008 and 2010.

Annie Van Assche is an art historian specialising in Japanese textiles.