Ogi : A History of the Japanese Fan | Julia Hutt & Helene Alexander | Hardcover | First Edition -1992 | ISBN: 1-872357-08-3
The Japanese fan has accompanied and reflected Japanese life and culture for over a thousand years. It is an art form which has attracted the finest artists and craftsmen, and examples take their legitimate place amongst the national treasures of Japan. Adapted for the Western market, it has attracted mass appeal by the end of the last century. Ushered in through the medium of the great International Exhibitions and by courtesy of Messrs Liberty and Tiffany, the West became aware of a novelty – a new art form with a level of craftsmanship in decoration, carving, shibayama-type inlay and lacquer work rarely seen before. Today, these export fans take their legitimate palce in the history of the Japanese fan and are in increasingly demand by collectors.
A comprehensive and authoritative account of the history of the Japanese fan, for both the Japanese and the Western market, has long been awaited and has only now been achieved through the collaboration of two experts in the field.
The 200 plus full color photographs carefully selected from collections worldwide include works by Korin and Sotatsu as well as Ukiyoe prints by Buncho, Shunsho, Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi and Kunisada, together with details focusing on find lacquer and inlay. This is an anthology of the best and most representative Japanese fans and an essential in the libraries of art historians, collectors and all interested in the Japanese way of life. Condition: Original, spine unbroken with its slipcover and shrink wrapped. Dimensions: 9-1/4” w x11-3/4” h x ¾” w.
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