Masterworks. Japanese Bamboo Baskets of Form & Texture from the Collection of Lloyd Cotsen

Masterworks. Japanese Bamboo Baskets of Form & Texture from the Collection of Lloyd Cotsen
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Edited by Joseph N. Newland.

Los Angeles. Cotsen Occasional Press. 1999. First edition. Olive cloth-bound hardback with gilt titles to boards, dust jacket. Housed in matching olive cloth-bound slipcase. 392 pages. Illustrated profusely in colour. 375 x 295mm (14 x 11"). 4.8kg. . English. Very good; some surface rubbing to dust jacket causing some light discolouration to black paper; light wear to slipcase with a couple of small 1cm stains to surface, some fraying to edges of cloth; internally very clean, with no inscriptions.

One of the most comprehensive and influential books on Japanese bamboo baskets to have been published. It is large and beautifully illustrated with stunning photographs and detailed shots of 232 baskets. The works are all taken from the Collection of Lloyd Cotsen, the largest known collection. They range from the late-nineteenth century flower baskets through to modern creations made in the 1990s as works of art. Pieces by all those who have been named Living National Treasures are included. There are several essays on the art form, biographical sketches of key figures, a survey of techniques, a chronology, a bibliography and a glossary.