Serizawa's Stencil Patterns (Mingei Monograph Series Vol.1)
by Serizawa, Keisuke ( ); Sori Yanagi (supervisor); Japanese Mingei Association (ed.)
Tokyo: Unsodo, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. near fine. Quarto. 108pp. (1). In original b&w illustrated cardboard slipcase. Black and white illustrated dust jacket with red lettering on covers and spine of dj. Black cloth boards with blind stamped debossed design and lettering on front and back covers, and with gold lettering in Japanese on spine. Includes both Japanese and English language covers. Textured endpapers. Textured, screen-printed title page with text in Japanese and English. The book is the first volume of a series dedicated to the work of various artists of the Japanese Mingei (folk craft) movement prominent in the 1920 and 1930s. English language introduction by Sori Yanagi, the son of S etsu Yanagi, founder of the Mingei movement. Serizawa, the famed textile designer was designated a "Living National Treasure" by the Japanese government in 1956. Profusely illustrated throughout with a beautiful array of designs by Serizawa for various items including kimonos, curtains, screens, flat fans and wall scrolls for the home, in both color and b&w. A step by step listing of the stencil process used by the artist, in both Japanese and English, towards the front of the book. Text in Japanese and English. Slipcase with some light wear to edges and some light scratches and smudges to front and back. Dj with some minor scuffing along bottom edge. Dust jacket, binding and interior in overall near fine condition.
(Inventory #: 41083)
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