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Description - Japanese Dolls by Alan Pate

For the art enthusiast, the doll collector, as well as the casual reader, the world of Japanese dolls is a fascinating one to explore. For many centuries Japanese doll artisans created spectacular works of art, invested with both significant cultural meaning and elemental beauty. The focus of this book is on collecting: What types of ningyo are available for the collector of today? What are some of the features and characteristics which will help collectors identify the ningyo they find and evaluate them? Who were some of the earliest collectors in Japan, Europe, and the United States? and, How do we preserve and care for these invaluable artifacts from Japan's past?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9784805309223
ISBN-10: 4805309229
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 216mm x 27mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Tuttle Shokai Inc
Publisher: Tuttle Shokai Inc
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: Japan

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Author Biography - Alan Pate

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 US, he has curated exhibitions, lectured extensively on Japanese dolls, and published widely in journals focusing on Japanese antiques. He is the author Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll.