Textile Designs

200 Years of Patterns for Printed Fabrics Arranged by Motif, Colour, Period and Design

Author: Susan Meller,Joost Elffers

Publisher: Bilimsel Eserler

ISBN: 9780500283653

Category: Textile

Page: 464

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Never before has a volume of such lavishness and magnitude been devoted to printed textiles. Covering the past two centuries, during which the Industrial Revolution drastically altered textile manufacture, Textile Designs presents a dazzling, comprehensive selection of the colourful patterned fabrics used for clothing and interior decoration. Here are the bright and hugely enjoyable materials of everyday life - the printed calicos and cottons, the flowered cretonnes and chintzes, the polka-dot silks and foulards. These are presented by pattern and motif, in contrast to the chronological displays in most books and museums. The dates and countries of origin are supplied wherever known. A rich and colourful resource in which glamour and usefulness are vividly combined, this visual encyclopaedia groups textiles by pattern under five headings: Floral, Geometric, Conversational, Ethnic, and Art Movements and Period Styles. Because of the world-wide interest in the subject, this international English-language edition includes translations of all the pattern names, as well as brief general introductions to the book in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese. Textile Designs will not only be indispensable to professionals in the fashion and decoration fields everywhere, but will also be an inspiration to designers in the graphic and visual arts, a reference book for quiltmakers and collectors, and a delight for lovers of the beautiful.

Textile Art of Japan

Author: Sunny Yang,Rochelle M. Narasin

Publisher: Japan Publications

ISBN: 9784889960617

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 144

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The Japanese have traditionally viewed textiles as an embodiment of not only beauty but also family heirlooms and repositories of history, making the study of Japanese fabric a door into another culture, another people, another time. In Textile Art of Japan, Sunny Yang and Rochelle Narasin venture through that door, inviting the reader to follow them. They start with a brief but informative history of those most typical forms of Japanese dress, the kimono and the obi, and then move on to introduce the techniques of dyeing, weaving, and needlework that distinguish Japanese textiles, discussing their traditions, practical methods, and use on different types of fabrics. This richly illustrated volume, with over 200 color illustrations, is the perfect introduction to the subject of Japanese textiles. It includes examples of modern Japanese fabrics made according to or by adapting traditional methods, and shows them used in innovative ways: in quilts, screens, cushions, and hats. A list of museums all over Japan with fine fabric collections and a selected bibliography are helpful additions to this beautiful book.

Japanese Textile Designs

Author: C. Estrade

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486996956

Category: Design

Page: 48

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Nearly 200 subtle, classically beautiful patterns depict abstracts, florals, insects, geometrics, and other images -- all reproduced from the finest Japanese textiles. 187 full-color illustrations.


Master of Japanese Textile Design

Author: Keisuke Serizawa

Publisher: Yale University Press


Category: Art

Page: 134

View: 8608


Designated a Living National Treasure in 1956, Serizawa Keisuke (1895–1984) was one of the greatest artists of 20th-century Japan. This is the first book in English to trace Serizawa's artistic biography in detail using the finest examples of his work from leading Japanese collections. A major exponent of the mingei (people’s crafts) movement, Serizawa achieved fame as a textile designer using traditional stencil-dyeing techniques and often working in large-scale formats such as folding screens or kimonos. The stunning works in this catalogue are important not only for the originality of their conception, but also for the variety of their materials: cotton, silk, hemp and a range of other fibers, and paper decorated with the brilliant yet warm hues of vegetable dyes. Dramatic in design, Serizawa’s textiles have an expressive power that far transcends expectations of a “craft” medium.

Japanese Fashion Designers

The Work and Influence of Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamotom, and Rei Kawakubo

Author: Bonnie English

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 0857850547

Category: Design

Page: 192

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Over the past 40 years, Japanese designers have led the way in aligning fashion with art and ideology, as well as addressing identity and social politics through dress. They have demonstrated that both creative and commercial enterprise is possible in today's international fashion industry, and have refused to compromise their ideals, remaining autonomous and independent in their design, business affairs and distribution methods. The inspirational Miyake, Yamamoto and Kawakubo have gained worldwide respect and admiration and have influenced a generation of designers and artists alike. Based on twelve years of research, this book provides a richly detailed and uniquely comprehensive view of the work of these three key designers. It outlines their major contributions and the subsequent impact that their work has had upon the next generation of fashion and textile designers around the world. Designers discussed include: Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, Naoki Takizawa, Dai Fujiwara, Junya Watanabe, Tao Kurihara, Jun Takahashi, Yoshiki Hishinuma, Junichi Arai, Reiko Sudo & the Nuno Corporation, Makiko Minagawa, Hiroshi Matsushita, Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Walter Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkembergs, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Helmut Lang.

Japanese Design Motifs

Author: Matsuya Gofukuten

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486228746

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 7506


Japanese crests dating back to the Middle Ages are reproduced and catalogued according to family