Title: Spectacular Helmets of Japan: 16th-19th ...
Publisher: Japan Society / Kodansha International, New York
Publication Date: 1985
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +
Near Fine in Very Good+ Glossy Pictorial Dust Jacket with original price ($50.00). The catalogue of an exhibition organized by Japan House Gallery, New York, and the Association for the Research and Preservation of Japanese Helmets and Armor, Tokyo. Contents: Introduction - "No Division Between Artist and Mask "- by sculptor Isamu Noguchi, and articles "On Helmets" by Rand Castile, "A Personal Image of Power: The Rise of the Daimyo Warlord" by historian John Whitney Hall, and "Kawari Kabuto: Japan's Extraordinary Helmets" by Yoshihiko Sasama, Iwao Fujimoto, and Yuichi Hiroi. 76 helmets are iIlustrated in color. One of the finest books ever produced on these amazing Japanese helmets. Chronologies, Glossary, Bibliography. A valuable resource for scholars and historians. Red cloth with gilt titling on spine. Very mild sunning to front bottom edge. Dust Jacket shows light shelf wear, mild scuffing on rear. Previous owner's embossed stamp at upper right front endpapers; very mild sunning to top & bottom page edges; otherwise interior is clean, crisp, tight & bright, unmarked. 193 pp. Approx. 9.25" x 12.25". Carefully shipped in secure parcel. Ask all questions; glad to respond. Bookseller Inventory # 502677
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