Japanese Netsuke

Julia Hutt, foreword by Edmund de Waal
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The Japanese netsuke is a thing of wonder: a utilitarian accessory to traditional Japanese dress that has become an art form in itself, prized by collectors from East to West.

The V+A's collection of netsuke is world-famous, and this stunning book draws on its many highlights to explore the origins of netsuke and to trace the sources of their designs in prints, paintings and woodblock-printed books. It records the evolution of materials and techniques and the patterns of craftsmanship, in a text that is both accessible and comprehensive, and is illustrated with some of the very finest examples of netsuke.

Author bio:

Julia Hutt is Curator in the Asian Department of the V+A with particular responsibility for Japanese lacquer-work, inro and netsuke.

Category: Visual arts
ISBN: 9781851777020
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Imprint: V&A Publications
Pub Date: August 2012
Page Extent: 112
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: History of art / art & design styles