Re-Envisioning Japan Meiji Fine Art Textiles
5 Continents Editions
Territory: World excluding Italy
Size: 327 mm x 245 mm
Illustrations: 287 colour
Re-envisioning Japan is the first truly comprehensive book about Japanese art textiles of the Meiji period. Lavishly illustrated, the book features the bijutsu senshoku, or fine art textiles, that generated a flurry of excitement among international markets between the mid-1870s and the second decade of the twentieth century. The collaboration of seven international scholars explores the craftsmanship and remarkable talent of the Meiji luxury textile producers, artists, and artisans and documents the reactions of consumers in Japan and abroad. Based on centuries-old traditional modes of textile production, the makers of fine art textiles modernised exports and elevated Japan's prestige in the world. This book showcases the spectacular ornamental textiles that were made for the Western market during Japan's Meiji era (1868-1912) and now part of museum and private collections in Japan, North America, and Europe.