LEE, T: Guidebook to the Tokaido: Piloted by Tere Lee

Lee, Tere. Guidebook to the Tokaido: Piloted by Tere Lee. Spencer Museum of Art, 1983. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#30856) $15.00

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Includes a “stations of the Tokaido illustration. Second printing, Designed to enhance the immediacy of the Tokaido experience. 40p. Tokaido, which roughly means “eastern sea route,” was the most important of the Five Routes of the Edo period in Japan, connecting Kyoto to Edo (modern-day Tokyo). This guide illustrates that it was a popular topic in art and literature.

Black and white illustrations throughout.

YAKUDO, Y: The Effie B. Allison Collection: Kosometsuke and Other Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelains

Invitation. The Effie B. Allison Collection: Kosometsuke and Other Chinese Blue-and-White PorcelainsYakudo, Yoshiko (Curator). The Effie B. Allison Collection: Kosometsuke and Other Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelains. The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1982. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#30848) $25.00

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Accompanied a March 2-June 6, 1982 exhibition at the Asia Museum in San Francisco. Black and white illustrations throughout. Photo of Effie B. Allison. 36p.

Lain in invitation to the preview reception.

Kosometsuke pieces have been a popular export to Japan since the 15th century. Included are tea ceremony cups and pots, covered boxed, and small dishes of all kinds that were designed specifically for the Japanese market.

ALLEN, J: Designer’s Guide to Japanese Patterns 2

Allen, Jeanne. Designer’s Guide to Japanese Patterns 2. Chronicle Books, 1988. ISBN: 0877015430. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30717)

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Contains 141 traditional patterns from Japan’s Edo period (1603-1868), considered by many to be the most creative period in Japanese art and culture. Includes wickerwork plaid, Streams and Plover, Chinese Phoenix, Birds on Waves, and more. This edition by Jeanne Allen draws on the original book concept by Takashi Katano.

Beautifully illustrated in color and black-and-white. French flaps. 132p. Glossary. Bibliography. Measures 6×8.5 inches.