Journals Higher Education

$65.00

Hardcover

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31 August 2001

196 Pages | over 350 color plates

9 x 9-7/8 inches

ISBN: 9784770026897


Bookseller Code (02)

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Snow, Wave, Pine

Traditional Patterns in Japanese Design

Photographs by Sadao Hibi and text by Motoji Niwa

A Publication of Kodansha USA

  • Looks at some of the most classic, stylized decorative motifs
  • Introduces 75 important patterns
  • Text explains how each pattern evolved and its significance to art, religion, even politics
  • Shows over one thousand family crests, which are hundreds of years old but surprisingly modern in sensibility *Over 450 color plates
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