Rekidai Shosoku Zue (An Illustrated Atlas of Decoration/Ornament Through the Ages)
by Ema, Tsutomu (editor)
Altogether 16 volumes: 15 unpaginated fascicules accompanying an unpaginated album containing 15 leaves, each leaf with a mounted superb color woodblock print showing a traditional design for and decoration of an interior of a different era or for a different function, with brilliant depictions of costume and other textiles, weaponry, objects for study, musical instruments, decorations for holidays, festivals in pleasure quarters, new years' celebrations, etc., each fascicule providing a text describing and documenting one plate, each also with corresponding plan of the plate. Fascicules, 8vo., wrpps.; album oblong folio, silk-covered boards, tie-bound. Kyoto (Happodo) 1938. A beautifully conceived and executed work showing typical interiors over the centuries, very useful for the study of Japanese design history. The accompanying explanatory texts were written by noted scholars and provide ample material documenting the imagery. Exceedingly rare: As of April 2014 not only is OCLC unable to locate a copy, but there are no copies listed in the database of Japanese libraries including the National Diet Library. (Inventory #: 47838)
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