Japanese Emblems and DesignsJapanese Emblems and Designs

This volume presents 800 of these attractive, copyright-free designs, ready for use or adaptation by today's commercial artists, craftspeople, and designers.

Author: Walter Amstutz

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486281841


Page: 159

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Renowned for its superb invention, ingenuity, and sense of pattern, Japanese design has long been admired in the West. One specific kind of ornamentation, known as "mon, "is especially recognized for its unusually rhythmic and engrossing patterns. Originally designed to serve as family emblems or crests, "mon "have also been used in Japan as trademarks and for decorating such objects as kimonos and lacquered furniture. This volume presents 800 of these attractive, copyright-free designs, ready for use or adaptation by today's commercial artists, craftspeople, and designers. Combining stylized natural and geometric forms to produce striking images, "mon" lend themselves to a wide range of applications: textile and wallpaper design, floor coverings, jewelry, mosaics, and much more. A special feature of this book is the inclusion of a number of designs by the great artist Hokusai, selected from an extremely rare edition originally published in 1824. In addition, the collection contains figures based on written characters, geometrical pattern construction, kimonos, and other motifs. Jack Hillier, a well-known author and authority on Japanese art, has provided an informative and enlightening introduction to this exciting and useful design form. Dover (1994) republication of designs and English text from the work published by University of Toronto Press, Toronto, and Amstutz de Clivo Press, Zurich.

Bamboo in JapanBamboo in Japan

The Living Treasures of Japan Tokyo : Kodansha International , Ltd. , 1973 . " Preserving the Intangible ; Japan's Living ... The Art of Zen : Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese Monks 1600-1925 . ... Japanese Emblems and Designs .

Author: Nancy Bess

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 4770025106


Page: 340

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This is a fully illustrated guide to the art, craft and design of bamboo, as demonstrated by the Japanese. It demonstrates how to use inexpensive materials to create sophisticated effects in the home and garden. A list of bamboo collections, gardens and research sources is included. For centuries, bamboo has fascinated legions of craftspeople, plant lovers and devotees of the handcrafted object. And nowhere is bamboo used more elegantly and distinctly than in Japan. Its presence touches every part of daily life-art, crafts, design, literature, and food. Its beauty

Sioux Quill and BeadworkSioux Quill and Beadwork

JAPANESE EMBLEMS AND DESIGNS, Walter Amstutz. Almost 800 mon (emblems or crests) combine natural and geometric forms for striking effects. Ideal for design, jewelry, mosaics, and more. 160pp. 8 1/4 x 91/4. 0-486-28184-1 TRADITIONAL ...

Author: Carrie A. Lyford

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486420899


Page: 129

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In-depth guide to ancient Native American crafts focuses on the techniques of the western Sioux. Explanations of techniques involved in quillwork, including dyeing and sewing, beadwork methods. More than 80 photographs and drawings depict handsome motifs on articles of clothing including vests, shirts, robes, dresses, leggings, moccasins, blankets, saddlebags, and shields.

Views of Mt FujiViews of Mt Fuji

JAPANESE EMBLEMS AND DESIGNS, Walter Amstutz. Almost 800 mon (emblems or crests) combine natural and geometric forms for striking effects. Ideal for design, jewelry, mosaics, and more. 160pp. 8 1/4 x 9 1/4. 0-486-28184-1 TRADITIONAL ...

Author: Katsushika Hokusai

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486315997


Page: 144

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Color reprint of Hokusai's masterpiece, Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji, plus the artist's later black-and-white series, One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji. A must for all lovers of Japanese art.

Symbols of JapanSymbols of Japan

Japanese Emblems and Designs . 1994. Pages 94 , 109 , 160 , 255 , 301 . Joseph D'ADDETTA . Traditional Japanese Design Motifs . 1984. Pages 40 , 67 , 147 . Joseph D'ADDETTA . Treasury of Chinese Design Motifs . 1981. Page 78 .

Author: Merrily C. Baird

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015053520980


Page: 336

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The motifs are organized according to broad thematic categories such as "the cosmos, heaven and earth" and "animals of the land and sea," among others, allowing for broad reading on a number of topics of interest to a wide variety of readers, including collectors of Asian art and students of Japan.".

O umajirushiO umajirushi

[3] Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156–1868. The Metropolitan Museum of Art ... The Elements of Japanese Design: A Handbook of Family Crests, Heraldry & Symbolism. Weatherhill, 2005. ... [16] Japanese Emblems and Designs.


Publisher: The Academy of the Four Directions

ISBN: 9780692377406


Page: 313

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A translation of a unique 17th-century compendium of samurai heraldry, annotated with the symbolism and stories behind the banners. O-umajirushi is the earliest surviving color compendium of Japanese crests and heraldry. At the time, woodblock printing was just starting to allow for widespread distribution of books in Japan. O-umajirushi took advantage of this technology to make color reproductions of the various banners and other devices used by 170 different samurai commanders. This translation presents copies of the original pages of O-umajirushi with translations, annotations, explanations, and comparisons, as well as 30 pages of context, background information, and historic images. It provides an in-depth look at samurai heraldry and into a key historical source.

Baessler ArchivBaessler Archiv

Amstutz, Walter 1970 Japanese Emblems and Designs, Ziirich. Arakawa, u. a. 1967 Traditions in Japanese Design, Vol. 1, Tokyo und Paolo Alto Boekhoff, H. / Winzer, F. 1966 Kulturgeschichte der Welt, Asien, Afrika, Amerika, Braunschweig.



ISBN: STANFORD:36105010167265



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Handbook of Designs and Motifs. ... Japanese Emblems and Designs. Walter Amstutz. ... Use these Subject Headings to find more resources on heraldry, especially Japanese heraldry: COLOR IN HERALDRY. CRESTS — JAPAN. DEVICES (HERALDRY).

Author: Jessica Pigza

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781613127254


Page: 208

View: 371

Uncover a treasure-trove of crafting tips and inspiration with help from a rare book librarian and examples from Natalie Chanin, Liesl Gibson, and more. A Library Journal Best Book of the Year Deep in the stacks of any library is a wealth of inspiration waiting to be uncovered, and a plethora of projects ready to be tackled. In BiblioCraft, crafting aficionado and rare book librarian Jessica Pigza shares her secrets to scouring those musty collections—both in person and online—for everything from vintage needlepoint magazines to historic watermarks and Japanese family crests. As a host of the New York Public Library’s Handmade Crafternoon series, Pigza has helped creative people of all types take advantage of these hidden riches. BiblioCraft also presents more than twenty projects inspired by library resources from a stellar cast of designers, including Alabama Chanin founder Natalie Chanin, Liesl + Co. founder Liesl Gibson, Charm Patterns founder Gretchen Hirsch, illustrator and fabric designer Heather Ross, Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney, and others. Whether your passion is pillows or coasters, fascinators or fabrics, Pigza will show you how to turn your local library into a global crafting goldmine.

Heal the EternalHeal the Eternal

(The patterns of the crop circle arts were adopted from crop circles that have appeared in the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, and South American countries.) Mandala inner illustrations: Japanese Emblems and Designs by Dover Design.

Author: Hiromi Asa

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475970258


Page: 259

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Kazu, an average office worker in Tokyo, is befriended by a psychic, begins a spiritual quest and becomes a gifted healer.


n DOVER PICTORIAL ARCHIVE SERIES JAPANESE EMBLEMS AND DESIGNS , Walter Amstutz . ( 28184-1 ) PUEBLO POTTERY DESIGNS , Kenneth M. Chapman . ( 28476 - X ) MEDIEVAL DECORATIVE ORNAMENT , James Kellaway Colling . ( 28740-8 ) 800 DECORATIVE ...

Author: Jim Harter

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486402649


Page: 394

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Hundreds of plant species — from lilies, lichens, and palms to mushrooms, mosses, and maples — supplemented by appendices on edible plants, medicinal herbs, and plants used in decoration and in graphic design. Indispensable source of inspiration and royalty-free graphics for designers and artists; a captivating compendium for botanists, gardeners, and collectors of old engravings.