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Tesori d’archivio: centinaia di pattern e decorazioni tessili giapponesi

Come già spiegato tempo fa, nel panorama editoriale giapponese esisteva — soprattutto a cavallo tra ‘800 e ‘900 — un settore dedicato alla raccolta di pattern e bozzetti decorativi, rivolti principalmente agli artigiani che si occupavano della decorazione di kimono.

Si tratta di volumi composti quasi esclusivamente da immagini, che venivano poi ricopiate o rielaborate.
Alcuni di quegli splendidi e coloratissimi libri sono oggi raccolti nei musei e nelle biblioteche occidentali, spesso accompagnati da pochissime informazioni, come nel caso dei cinque tomi di “Nippon”: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan (il titolo è semplicemente una descrizione in inglese del contenuto), dei quali non si conoscono né autori né data di pubblicazione e il luogo è incerto (forse Kyoto).

Nonostante questo si tratta di materiale preziosissimo, che proviene dall’Università dell’Illinois ed è stato interamente digitalizzato.
Su archive.org si possono sfogliare (e volendo scaricare in alta risoluzione) tutti volumi: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 1” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 1” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 1” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 1” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 1” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 1” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 1” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 1” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 1” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 2” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 2” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 2” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 2” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 2” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 2” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 2” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 3” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 3” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 3” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 3” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 3” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 3” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 4” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 4” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 4” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 4” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 4” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 5” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 5” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 5” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 5” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 5” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 5” (fonte: archive.org)
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“Nippon: a collection of designs for silk and cotton textiles, kimonos of Japan. Volume 5” (fonte: archive.org)
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