Condition: Excellent

Bamboo in Old Japan: Art and Culture on the Threshold to Modernity (Hardcover) by Martin Brauen and Patrizia Jirka-Schmidt

When you think of Japan, bamboo (bambus) springs to mind. This exotic plant was Hans Aporry’s ruling passion. A resident of Yokohama from 1890 until 1896, the Zurich silk merchant lavished time and resources on amassing an incomparable collection of objects made of bamboo. As well as a wide variety of objects made from bamboo, the collection, which comprises about 1500 items, includes representations of bamboo on textiles, picture scrolls and in books, on ceramics, as decoration, sword accessories and utensils in daily use. Martin Brauen has achieved a scholarly rescue of these treasures from neglect through this publication. The most important and finest pieces are reproduced, with modern photographs supplemented by Japanese photographs dating from about 1890.

The book was published in 2003. Condition: New. Flawless copy, pristine, never opened (spine unbroken), and in its shrink-wrapped enclosure. Hardbound with dust cover. ISBN: 3-89790-190-0

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