Softcover. Tokyo, University of Tokyo Press, 1st pb, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. Japan Foundation Translation Series. 266 pages. Translated to English by Dennis Keene. Pictorial stiff wrappers. Minor wear to covers, else a very nice, tight, clean copy of this scarce title.
Hardcover. Kyoto, Japan, Shibunkaku , 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover with a dust jacket, yellow cloth covers with gilt title in Japanese on the spine. 212 pages, 113 rare books and manuscripts listed, many color plates, main text in Japanese. There is a separate 15-page section IN ENGLISH, which describes all the items. Foreword in English by Shoichi Watanabe, Professor at Sophia University. Bottom front corner has been bumped causing mild damage to the cloth and dust jacket. Otherwise clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. Saxonville, Mass., Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, reprint, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR YOSHI on title page. Book is printed back to front. Light edgewear to dust jacket. Overall, a tight clean copy.
Hardcover. Tokyo, University of Tokyo Press, 1st US, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 251 pages, beige cloth covers with dark brown lettering on spine. Scholarly, but accessible to a wider intellectual audience. Nakayama lucidly describes the similarities and differences between "Eastern" and "Western" science from Aristotle to the twentieth century.
Hardcover. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. Accordion-fold folio. Wrap-around band torn and wrinkled but present. Minor rubbing to edges. Clean, tight copy. Foreword and Interview By Masahiko Yanagi. Photographs By Wolfgang Volz.
Hardcover. New York, Rizzoli, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 304 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. The most lavishly produced and profusely illustrated volume on Akira Kurosawa ever published, timed for the centennial of his birth. Akira Kurosawa is arguably the greatest of all Japanese film directors and is respected around the world as one of the masters of the art form. This is the first illustrated book to pay tribute to his unmistakable style--with more than two hundred images, many never before published. The filmmaker is also famous for his attention to detail, and fans will delight in seeing annotated script pages, sketches, and storyboards that reveal the meticulous craft behind Kurosawa's genius. Peter Cowie examines how Kurosawa took the samurai genre to its apogee in such films as Yojimbo and Seven Samurai; his literary influences in such films as Throne of Blood [Macbeth] and Ran [King Lear]; and in his take on our relationship to the modern world in such films as High and Low and Dreams.
Hardcover. Berkeley CA, University of California Press, 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 288 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Light soil on dust jacket covers. Clean, tight copy. Pictures throughout.
Hardcover. North Clarendon, VT, Tuttle Publishing, 1st, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 176 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy. Color photographs throughout.
Hardcover. NY, Knopf`, 1st, 2019, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Returning to his longtime home in Japan after his father-in-law's sudden death, Pico Iyer picks up the steadying patterns of his everyday rites: going to the post office and engaging in furious games of ping-pong every evening. But in a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honoring the dead, he comes to reflect on changelessness in ways that anyone can relate to: parents age, children scatter, and Iyer and his wife turn to whatever can sustain them as everything falls away. As the maple leaves begin to turn and the heat begins to soften, Iyer shows us a Japan we have seldom seen before, where the transparent and the mysterious are held in a delicate balance, and where autumn reminds us to take nothing for granted. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Trolley, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 90 pages. In Bosozoku, Japan's leading maverick photographer reveals a unique vision of the notorious Japanese bike gangs, often linked to the underground activities of the Yazuka. A former member of the Bosozoku himself, Masayuki Yoshinga has revealed hidden secrets of Japan's biker gangs.
Hardcover. NY, Aperture, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 129 pages. Color photographs by Ethan Hoffman and text by Mark Holborn, Tatsumi Hijikata and Yukio Mishima and Kazuo Ohno. Includes a 12 page section on Ohno with numerous color photographs. Color cover photograph is of Ohno. Features work of several other Butohchoreographers/dancers.
Hardcover. New York, Knopf, 1st , 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Non-paginated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Review slip laid-in. Color illustrations by Brian Wildsmith. English translation by Geraldine McCaughrean. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Tokyo, Kodansha, 1st, 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 187 pages. Large format. Illustrated with full color and black & white examples of of fine contemporary prints from Japan. Dust jacket shows wear with dime sized chunk missing at top of spine and piece missing at bottom left corner of rear flap. Clean, tight copy. May require additional postage. "Contemporary Japanese Prints" is a fine, beautifully printed folio book--just the way art books should be. Written by a key art historian and critic as well as museum director, it serves as an excellent and eye-opening overview of just what the straightforward title indicates, artistic prints by Japanese artists then currently active as of 1967. Kawakita's introduction is clear and concise but properly informative, defining this art form's general characteristics and then outlining its modern history, starting with its rise in the early twentieth century. Contrary to what one might expect, these prints are almost totally unrelated to Japan's rather famous ukiyo-e prints of the early modern period, these modern "hanga" instead representing the creative vision and artistic labor of one individual artist. And well, a picture's worth a thousand words, so the bulk of the book presents a selection of 150 prints by 119 artists--47 color plates and 103 monochrome plates.
Hardcover. Tokyo, Sophia University, 1st, 1970, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 87 pages. INSCRIBED BY GEORGE M. WILSON ON FRONT ENDPAPER. Black boards, cream cloth spine with gilt titles, white dust jacket with illustration. Price-clipped, slight rubbing to dust jacket, pages crisp and unmarked; overall, a very clean, tight copy in great condition.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, Harvard University Press, 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 542 pages, tan cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Dust jacket has edgewear, chipping to corners. There is some light pencil marking to about 12 pages in the front of the book. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf.
Hardcover. NY, W. W. Norton , 2nd pr., 1970, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn, price-clipped dust jacket, 209 pages. Many b&w photos, some color. The author and S. Oughterson and Shields Warren, as part of the United States Atomic Bomb Causality Commission, were sent immediately (September 1945) to survey Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan after the bombing and surrender of Japan to study the devastation and the subsequent irradiation sickness.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 232 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Color and Black and white pictures throughout. Focusing on Ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating or sorrowful world"), the colourful woodblock prints that are the most popular form of Japanese art, this book introduces the little-seen collection held by the Library of Congress. This collection of prints, drawings and books, one of the largest outside Japan, has never been exhibited and has rarely been handled. The art form of Ukiyo-e first flourished in 17th-century Edo (now Tokyo), depicting landscapes, portraits of courtesans and actors. This book includes known masterpieces by such names as Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kunisada, as well as rare and unusual prints that have not been explored before, and thus serves as a survey of its subject.
Hardcover. NY, Harper Collins, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Color Illustrations by Lettimore. In a carefully researched, lavishly illustrated original tale of long ago, Deborah Nourse Lattimore transports readers back through time to a land where Shoguns rule and mythical creatures abound. Focusing on one of her favorite periods in history--Japan's Edo period--Lattimore writes of a poor birdcatcher named Hideo who is banished from his village when he is accused of being the evil bandit who steals from Shogun and villager alike. Finding shelter under the boughs of a tree, Hideo hears a rustling and makes a catch beyond his wildest dreams. Painted in the art style of the Edo period, each spread is breathtaking in its detail; every page is awash in shimmering and vibrant color.
Softcover. Tokyo, Japan, A.D.A. Edita, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 317 pages. Softcover with French flaps. (Japanese to English Text) Color and b/w illustrations throughout. Illustrations consist of photographs and drawings of completed buildings and relevant projects. A touch of age-yellowing throughout. Soil on bottom edge. Spine is slightly faded. Complete with no pages missing, binding still tight. Rare.
Softcover. Tokyo, Japan, A.D.A. Edita, 1st, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 358 pages. Softcover with French flaps. (Japanese to English Text) Color and b/w illustrations throughout. Illustrations consist of photographs and drawings of completed buildings and relevant projects. A touch of age-yellowing throughout. Soil on bottom edge. Spine is slightly faded. Complete with no pages missing, binding still tight. Rare.
Softcover. Tokyo, Japan, A.D.A. Edita, 1st, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 390 pages. Softcover with French flaps. (Japanese to English Text) Color and b/w illustrations throughout. Illustrations consist of photographs and drawings of completed buildings and relevant projects. A touch of age-yellowing throughout. Soil on bottom edge. Spine is slightly faded. Complete with no pages missing, binding still tight. Rare.
Hardcover. London, Merrell Publishers, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 256 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrink-wrap. Illustrated with over 250 photographs and sketches. Future Beauty is the first comprehensive survey of Japanese avant-garde fashion of the last 30 years. Such designers as Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo made an enormous impact on the world fashion scene in the late twentieth century, challenging established notions of beauty and turning fashion into art.
Hardcover. New York, Kodansha International, Reprint, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 228 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. Black & white and color photographs throughout. A tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Simon and Schuster, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. A very personal account of the life of one of Japan's most acclaimed Geishas, whose training began at the age of four and who left the life 26 years later at the peak of her career in 1980. B/w and color photos, 334 pages. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Rutland VT/Tokyo, Charles E. Tuttle, 2nd pr., 1961, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. Illustrated with many fine photogravure plates, several in color. 161 pages.
Softcover. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 315 pages, b&w illustrations. In this engaging tale, Honda Katsuichi reconstructs the life of an Ainu woman living on the northern island of Japan over five hundred years ago. Harukor's story, created from surviving oral accounts of Ainu life and culture as well as extensive scholarly research, is set in the centuries before the mainland Japanese nearly destroyed the way of life depicted here. In the first person, the fictional Harukor tells us of her childhood, her adolescence, and her motherhood, drawing on tales and songs performed by her grandmother and other bards. She describes festivals, weddings, childbirth and midwifery, traditional healing methods, battles, and funerals in detail. Her story is followed by the adventures of her oldest son, Pasekur, which end by foreshadowing an early Ainu rebellion against Japanese encroachment.
Hardcover. New York, George Braziller Incorporated, 1st, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 192 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Heavy damage on 2 inches of bottom right corner. Otherwise, tight copy. Color pictures throughout. Endlessly experimenting with design, composition, and color, Hiroshige captured in these paintings, as no where else in his work, his poetic and idyllic sense of nature.
Hardcover. New York, George Braziller Incorporated, 1st, 1986, Book: Fair, Dust Jacket: Good, 256 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, tight copy. Color pictures throughout. landscapes. Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, actually composed of 118 splendid woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements of Japanese art. The series contains many of Hiroshige's best-loved and most extraordinary prints. Like Venice and Florence in the 14th and 15th centuries, or Paris in the age of the Impressionists, the city of Edo, with its superb landmarks and its festive display of elegant urban life, exerts a special and compelling fascination. Hiroshige revealed the panorama of his city's activities with subtle and vivid visual anecdotes: fireworks seen from the river, fashionable geishas on parade, the kabuki district at night, intimate moments in the gardens and teahouses. It is a tour de force of artistic vision and printmaking craftsmanship. This edition has been reproduced from an exceptionally fine, first-edition set in the Brooklyn Museum of Art to insure maximum fidelity to the original prints. Henry Smith ex-plains the world of Edo in its twilight before the Meiji Restoration and the beginnings of a modern urban society. Each plate is accompanied by a commentary that discusses its artistic and cultural interest in detail. For anyone interested in Japan, the One Hundred Famous Views of Edo is perhaps the finest guide and one of the greatest legacies imaginable.
Hardcover. NY, Kodansha International, 1st, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 128 pages. Examines two Japanese artists' series of paintings which portray the aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima. Illustrated in color and b&w. INSCRIBED BY JUNKERMAN, one of the editors, on the title-page. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Tokyo, Japan Council Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs, 1st, 1961, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 138 pages, illustrated with b&w photographs by Shomei Tomatsu and Ken Domon. Introduction by Hideki Yukawa. Square format,white cloth covers with gray concentric circle design by Kohei Sugiura, gray lettering on spine. This copy is without a slipcase and the accompanying scientific booklet. There are 2 tannish stains to rear cover near spine, light soil to white covers and some bumps to top edge at corner and spine. Internally clean except for short owner's signature at top of title page. Photographs available.
Hardcover. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, reprint, 1949/1926, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Three hardcover volumes, bound in publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering. 667, 743 and 823 pages, index, folding color maps. The most comprehensive and reliable history in English. The major single resource which covers it all from the beginning down to the Meiji Restoration. A classic, based on Japanese historical works. Volumes 1 and 2 dated 1949, Volume 3 is dated 1926 and is a little darker green. All clean, tight copies.
Hardcover. US, Prestel Pub, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 218 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, tight copy. Color prints throughout. Minor wear on corners. Hokusai was one of the great masters of the Japanese woodblock print. His exquisite compositions and dynamic use of colour set him apart from other printmakers, and his unequalled genius influenced both Japanese and a whole generation of Western artists. This book reproduces the artist's finest works in plates that convey the full variety of his invention, each of which is provided with an informative commentary. In his introduction, Hokusai expert Matthi Forrer traces the artist's career and defines his place in relation to his contemporaries and to the history of Japanese art. Examining all genres of the artist's prolific output - including images of city life, maritime scenes, landscapes, views of Mount Fuji, bird and flower illustrations, literary scenes, waterfalls and bridges - "Hokusai: Prints and Drawings" provides a detailed account of the artist's genius.
Softcover. Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 319 pages. Softcover with paper wrappers. Tape repair on top spine. Previous owner's bokplate on inside front wrapper. Tight copy. Black and white pictures throughout.
Softcover. New York, W.W. Norton & Company, 1st paperback, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 205 pages, paperback. Unflinching illustration of the reality of life for Japanese Americans in internment camps during WWII. Mild rubbing to wraps. Unmarked. Bright and clean. A tight copy.
Hardcover. Honolulu, HI, East-West Press, reprint, 1966, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 251 pages. Translated with an introduction by Robert Schinzinger. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf. Light wear to dust jacket with slight scratch to rear cover and small tear to upper edge of spine. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Princeton NJ, Princeton University Press , 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 430 pages, blue-gray cloth in a lightly worn dust jacket with several small chips. slight fade to spine, unclipped. Very scarce. "This study examines the career and tought of one of the most brilliant strategists of the Imperial Japanese Army. The author describes Ishiwara's central role in the three major crises of the 1930's - the conquest of Manchuria, the Young Officer's Rebellion and the China War."
Hardcover. Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1st, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 407 pages. Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Lovely copy with only minor wear to upper edge of dust jacket, previous owner's signature on front fly leaf, else in like new condition.
Hardcover. Paris, Flammarion, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 216 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. The 150 photographs in this collection represent a unique vision of a nation struggling to define itself. These images are accompanied by essays from renowned Japanese experts, who provide social and historical insight into this period and its photographic output. The first comprehensive review of this period in Japanese photography,.
Hardcover. London, Macmillan Company, 1st, 1904, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 541 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Light fraying on edges of cover boards. Previous owner's name on front end paper. Gilt lettering on spine, light brown covers.
Hardcover. NY, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 416 pages, illustrated throughout with 445 illustrations including 200 plates in full color. Previous owner's initials on half title page. Light shelf-wear and rubbing to dust jacket. Clean, tight copy.
Philadelphia Museum of Art , 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, large format 12" X 12", 236 pages, illustrated i color throughout. Includes 316 illustrations, including 246 in full colour. The catalogue to accompany the exhibition held Sept. 25 to November 20, 1994 in Philadelphia. The exhibition surveyed the design history of Japan from 1950 through to the early 1990s. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Chicago, Rand McNally & Co, 1st, 1904, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth, pink, black and dark green pictorial design of crow on branch. Illustrated in color by Sanchi Ogawa. 80 pages, all with decorative borders, many with color illustrations. Shelf wear. front hinge partially cracked, sort tear to frontispiece at gutter, not affectin image. Otherwise clean, no markings.
Softcover. NY, George Braziller , 1st, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, exhibition catalog, published in association with the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas. 192 pages illustrated in color and b&w. Clean, bright copy.
hardcover. London, Phaidon Press, 2nd, 1954, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Hardcover. 139 pages. Contains numerous color plates tipped-in. Also contains black & white prints. Some rubbing to corners and spine edge. Dust jacket with edgewear, chipping, soiling, small tears.