This collectors’ limited, 205 page edition – a new, comprehensive book on the subject of creative/modern Kokeshi artists, in English, showcases the excitement of their works, with 196 fully illustrated color plates of some of the very best examples of Creative Kokeshi dolls from all regions of Japan. Softbound. Size: 10-0” x 8-1/2” x 0.5”. Sosaku Kokeshi: A New Look At An Old Tradition is a current, visual telling of a folk craft almost three centuries old. This timely publication reflects both the growing interest in Japan and it’s culture in the West, and the rediscovery of folk art, traditional crafts, and culturally unique handmade objects. Along with many beautiful images, the book contains biographical data on 56 Creative Kokeshi artists representing a wide spectrum of the genre. To complete this publication, there is a Sosaku artists’ directory listing 228 of the most well-known; Katakana translations of their names; featured artists’ signatures, awards, and regional woods and motifs incorporated in Kokeshi making. This book is must-have for collectors, and offers further insight into the craft for anyone interested in folk art and the customs associated with the Japanese culture. The authors’ first illustrated book on Traditional Japanese dolls entitled, Kokeshi: Wooden Treasures of Japan, received an award by the Independent Publishers Association in 2005.
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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.
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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