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Art & Japanese Culture

Kimono and the Colors of Japan (New Printing Edition)

Romantic Princess Style: A Collection of Art by Macoto Takahashi

The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk

The Art of the Dinosaur : Illustrations by the Top Paleoartists in the World

Beautiful Scenes from a Fantasy World: Background Illustrations and Scenes from Anime and Manga Works

Hell in Japanese Art

Yokai Wonderland - More from YUMOTO Koichi Collection: Supernatural Beings in Japanese Art -

The Art of Decadence: European Fantasy Art of the Fin-de-Siècle°°

Animals by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-e Paper Book

Christian Boltanski<br>Animitas – Les âmes qui murmurent<br>

A Thousand and One Nights: The Art of Folklore, Literature, Poetry, Fashion & Book Design of the Islamic World

Bonsai, Reprint Edition

The World of Mucha: A Journey to Two Fairylands: Paris and Czech

French Antique Textiles: Collections Made and Imported by Mulhouse, Toiles de Jouy and Souleiado

Jakuchu: The 300th Anniversary of his Birth

Something Wicked from Japan: Ghosts, Demons & Yokai in Ukiyo-e Masterpieces

Alain Grée: Works by the French Illustrator from the 1960s-70s

The World of Aquirax Uno°«s Fantasy Illustrations

Beautiful Book Designs: From the Middle Ages to the Mid 20th Century

Erotica in Japanese Contemporary Art II: Contemporary Art, Hyperrealism, Photography and Steampunk

Surprise! by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-e Paper Book

Cats by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-e Paper Book

TAISHO KIMONO: Beauty of Japanese Modernity in 1910s & 20s

Shunga - Aesthetics of Japanese Erotic Art by Ukiyo-e Masters

Japanese Erotica in Contemporary Art: Paintings, Illustrations, Dolls and more

Harry Clarke: An Imaginative Genius in Illustrations and Stained-glass Arts

The Art of Japanese Dyeing Patterns: Kamawanu Collection of Tenugui: Japanese Cotton Cloth

Aubrey Beardsley: The Decadent Magician of the Light and the Darkness

Dreaming Girls: Art Collection of Macoto Takahashi

Traditional Japanese Patterns and Motifs

Yokai Museum: The Art of Japanese Supernatural Beings from YUMOTO Koichi Collection

Manga: The Pre-History of Japanese Comics

Mushroom Botanical Art

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Soirée: The Art of Nekosuke
Soirée: The Art of Nekosuke
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The long-awaited illustration collection by Nekosuke

Nekosuke is one of the most popular illustrators on social media in Japan. The atmosphere of corrupt beauty and the sense of decadence in Nekosuke°«s artworks have made the illustrator an instant internet sensation with more than 60,000 followers on Twitter. Following this success online, Nekosuke released four original doujinshi , which sold out immediately: Exotica, Exotica -2, Kaiki-to-jou, Yume ni Utsutsu. Nekosuke now draws illustrations for book covers and magazines.

This book contains illustrations from Nekosuke°«s first four doujinshi AND features original artworks, as well. Cute original characters such as °»small Alice°… and °»cat°… are also included in this book.

- Exotica: an illustration collection featuring large animals and girls.
- Exotica -2-: an illustration collection featuring large animals and boys.
- Kaiki-to-jou: an illustration collection featuring Japanese folk tales along with original stories of monstrous creatures
- Yume ni Utsutsu ni: an illustration collection featuring European folk tales.
Author : Nekosuke
Size : 257°Ŗ182mm
Pages : 160Pages° Full Color°ň
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Jan/2018
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,200.00
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Size : 264°Ŗ157mm
Pages : 240Pages (Full color)
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Kimono and the Colors of Japan (New Printing Edition)
Kimono and the Colors of Japan (New Printing Edition)
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A great reference guide to Japanese color theory as it relates to kimono

This distinctive volume reveals a unique antique kimono collection through various delicate Japanese colors and their use in kimono. The main focus of this book is on the colors of kimono and obi, not their construction or how to wear them. Colors such as °»coconut brown,°… °»horizon blue,°… °»cupid pink,°… and °»lamp black°… suggest the ways in which Japanese textile artists perceive colors. The pictures on every page are in glorious color to show the delicate color combination of each kimono.

According to Katsumi Yumioka, the collector of the antique kimonos presented in this book, °»We organized the kimono and obi (sash) according to what I like to call °∆Japanese Kokoro no Iro°« – the colors of the Japanese heart. Each category presents an example of how Japanese people understand individual colors and what the colors themselves express or signify.°… With the knowledge of both Western and Japanese traditional fashion cultures, Yumioka presents and explains his collection to the general reader in an easily accessible way.

Kimono collectors, textile design students, or anyone who enjoys looking at beautiful things will appreciate this book.

First released in 2005 by the Japanese art book publisher, PIE BOOKS, this title is now available in a new edition published by PIE International. The contents remain the same with different ISBN.

About the Author
Katsumi Yumioka, an antique kimono collector, started his career as a freelance hair and make-up artist who participated in high-profile fashion shows such as Christian Dior°«s collections. Yumioka worked his way into the world of kimono styling while amassing an impressive antique kimono collection. His kimono collection has been featured not only in this title but also in numerous other titles published subsequently.
Author : Katsumi Yumioka
Size : 264x157mm
Pages : 240 pages (Full color)
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Dec/2017
Language : Japanese / English bilingual
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,800.00
Jul/2018 release in the US and Europe
Romantic Princess Style: A Collection of Art by Macoto Takahashi
Romantic Princess Style: A Collection of Art by Macoto Takahashi
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Illustrations that bring back the romance of fairytale maidens and princesses from childhood

A new book from a legendary artist Macoto Takahashi, who is known as one of the artists who has created romantic images of female characters with big eyes adorned with roses, ribbons, stars, etc., and established a foundation of female characters in Japanese Manga, gives his thoughts on his works and reveals the history and stories behind his illustrations.

-Chapter 1: Dream World
-Chapter 2: Fashion Design & Style
-Chapter 3: Girls Throughout the World
-Chapter 4: Story and Fantasy
-Chapter 5: Illustrations for Stories and Various Goods

Author : Macoto Takahashi
Size : 210°Ŗ148mm
Pages : 176Pages° Full Color°ň
Binding : Softbound
Release Date : Oct/2017
Language : Japanese, some English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $1,800.00