When Art Became Fashion: Kosode in Edo-Period Japan (1992)

By: Dale Carolyn Gluckman & Sharon Sadako Takeda

“When Art Became Fashion” focuses on the kosode –harbinger of the modern kimono–and is published in conjunction with the L.A. County Museum of Art’s exhibition of the exquisite robes.

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Los Angeles, Calif. : Los Angeles County Museum of Art ; New York, N.Y. : Weatherhill, 1992
Format: 351 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
ISBN : 0875871631  9780875871639
OCLC : 25964588

Table of contents

Table of contents

Foreword / Earl A. Powell

— Preface / Yamanobe Tomoyuki

— Acknowledgements / Dale Carolyn Gluckman & Sharon Sadako Takeda

— Chronology

— Selected Shogunal life and reign dates

— Map of Japan

— Note to the reader

— Introduction / Dale Carolyn Gluckman & Sharon Sadako Takeda

— A new society : Japan under Tokugawa rule / William B. Hauser

— Toward a new aesthetic : the evolution of the Kosode and its decoration / Dale Carolyn Gluckman

— Designs for a thousand ages : printed pattern books and Kosode / Nagasaki Iwao

— Yuzen dyeing : a new pictorialism / Kirihata Ken

— Reflections on Beni : red as a key to Edo-period fashion / Monica Bethe

— Clothed in words : calligraphic designs on Kosode / Sharon Sadako Takeda

— A wearable art : the relationship of painting to Kosode design / Robert T. Singer — Fashion and the floating world : the kosode in art / Maruyama Nobuhiko.

About the author

About the author

Dale Carolyn Gluckman is an Asian textile specialist and former costumes and textile curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Sharon Sadako Takeda is the Senior Curator and Head of the Costume & Textiles Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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