Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World Of Ningyo by Alan Scott PateJapanese Dolls: The Fascinating World Of Ningyo by Alan Scott Pate

Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World Of Ningyo

byAlan Scott Pate

Hardcover | April 25, 2008

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The fascinating world of Japanese doll collectingFor centuries, Japanese doll artisans created spectacular works of art, invested with both significant cultural meaning and elemental beauty, encased in the deceptively simple body of a doll. Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World of Ningyo, is a cornucopia of information for Japanese art collectors, Asian doll collectors and doll enthusiasts of all levels and interests. Full of beautiful photographs, the book details 18 kinds of widely collected, obtainable and affordable, antique and vintage dolls and figurines ( ningyo ).Author Alan Scott Pate-the leading American expert on Japanese dolls-writes in illuminating detail about the traditions of each type of doll and shares practical tips on how to collect this amazing Japanese art form. Included are: - Festival dolls: hina-ningyo, musha-ningyo, tableau dolls - Display dolls: saga-ningyo, gosho-ningyo, isho-ningyo, iki-ningyo - Wood dolls: kamo-ningyo, nara-ningyo, kokeshi-ningyo - Clay dolls: fushimi-ningyo, hakata-ningyo - Mechanical dolls: karakuri-ningyo, kobe-ningyo - Theatrical dolls: bunraku-ningyo, takeda-ningyo - Play dolls: ichimatsu-ningyo, keue saiko
Alan Scott Pate was born in Florida and studied in France, Korea, and the United States. He has an MA in East Asian Studies from Harvard University. He is the owner of Akanezumiya in St Ignatius, Montana, which specializes in religious and figural art of Japan from the Edo period and earlier. The leading expert on Japanese dolls in the...
Title:Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World Of NingyoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.99 inPublished:April 25, 2008Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:4805309229

ISBN - 13:9784805309223

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Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World of Ningyo does an excellent job of illustrating all of the common types of Japanese dolls one might encounter both in Japan and in antique shops, as well as various kinds of dolls which are less common. Whether you are a collector yourself or simply a Japanese culture enthusiast, this book is sure to spark your curiosity. It's a book I'm immensely happy to have in my collection, and I know I will be referring to it often!" - Haiku Girl blog"