Condition: Excellent

Kakiemon: Famous Ceramics of Japan 5 | Takeshi Nagatake | Hardcover | ISBN: 0870114786 (German)

Imari and Kakiemon wares are produced in the Arita area of Kyushu, a focus of domestic porcelain production since the 17th century. In addition to the sophisticated potting techniques and cobalt/celadon underglaze decoration learned from Korea, Japanese potters learned Chinese overglaze enamel techniques and the brilliant porcelains of Kyushu appeared almost overnight. These porcelains were shipped through the port of Imari, and hence became known by that name. Wares from the Kakiemon kilns are well known for their bright yet subtle red enamel, the delicate balance between decorated and white areas, and the painstaking care directed to every step from refining the clay to the enamel firing. This book provides a visual overview of the history, techniques and distinguishing features of Kakiemon wares.

Takeshi Nagatake (1916-1987) was born in Ushitsu, Saga Prefecture, the son of the head priest at Jofuku-ji temple. He graduated from Tokyo Technical College and went on to study museology at Tokyo University of Fine Arts. He thereafter returned to Kyushu, where he was professor of art at Saga Women’s College. Ceramic Museum. Nagatake Takeshi, trustee and consultant to the collection of the Tanakamaru Foundation, is also Director of the Arita Museum and Curator of the Saga Prefectural Museum. A foremost authority on Kyūshū wares, he is a prolific author and a guide to all students of Kyūshū ceramics.

The Publisher is Kodansha International Ltd., (1981). First edition. Thin folio. 40 pages. With 53 color illustrations and one map. Book Condition: New and in flawless Excellent condition with its original dust jacket and shrink wrap. Dimensions: 10.5” x 0.5” x 14.5”

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