Kabuki Costume by Ruth M. Shaver

By Ruth M. Shaver

The dresses of the feudal lords and women of outdated Japan, warriors, priest, courtesans, Edo-period dandies geisha, footmen, farmers— in truth, the full array of Kabuki's colourful characters-is mentioned in attention-grabbing aspect during this jap Kabuki book.

From kimono and armor to undergarments, from wigs to foot equipment, from swords to hair garments—no point of gown add-ons is ignored. Textiles and cloth designs, in all their large quantity of weaves, shades, and styles, are rigorously taken notice of, and a couple of very important conventional designs are illustrate. makeup and headdress various codecs of gown for particular roles, forms of tying the obi—all are expertly described.

Of the varied books in English facing the Kabuki theater of Japan, none to date has dedicated itself completely to gown. Kabuki is compelling bringing approximately such artwork types, but it's the costumes that create the intrinsic, eye catching spectacle.

Praise for Kabuki Costume:

"A made from over fourteen years of meticulous research, Shaver's specific and authoritative research of the labyrinthine complexities of Kabuki costumery not just provides…a worthy reference paintings for pupil, but additionally an apt creation for an individual trying to comprehend the foundations of jap visible arts and theatrical conventions."—Choice Reviews

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