Japanese Bamboo Baskets — Meiji, Modern, Contemporary (Hardcover) | Masanori Moroyama | ISBN 978-4-7700-3062-7
Once neglected in the West, Japanese basketry now claims a loyal following among art lovers, collectors, and craftspeople in the United States and Europe. This book acknowledges this growing interest by presenting a stunning array of the best baskets to come out of Japan in the last 150 years. The authors — Japanese experts in the field — have selected superbly examples from private and museum collections throughout the world. They focus on the breathtaking works by the masters of the traditional form — Rokansai, Shokosai, and Chikuusai — as well as pieces of the leading contemporary artists, whose groundbreaking sculpture efforts are attracting ever-greater attention from the international art community.
Japanese Bamboo Baskets frames the pieces in a wealth of original materials, and interviews with top artists, a pair of essays, and an extensive photo-catalogue of weaving patterns rounding out this ambitious volume. Book Condition: New and in flawless, excellent condition with its original dust jacket and shrink wrap.
Dimensions: 9-1/2” x 12-1/2”.
Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection