Kimono: A Modern History

Kimono: A Modern History

Terry Satsuki Milhaupt


What is the kimono? daily garment? paintings item? image of Japan? As this ebook indicates, the kimono has served all of those roles, its that means altering throughout time and with the viewpoint of the wearer or viewer.
            Kimono: a latest History starts off via exposing the 17th- and eighteenth-century foundations of the trendy kimono type undefined. It explores the crossover among ‘art’ and ‘fashion’ during this interval by the hands of recognized jap painters who labored with garments trend books and painted at once onto clothing. With Japan’s publicity to Western model within the 19th century, and Westerners’ publicity to jap modes of costume and layout, the kimono took on new institutions and got here to represent an unique tradition and an eye-catching lady shape. within the aftermath of the second one international struggle, the kimono was once sustained via executive help. the road among type and artwork grew to become blurred as kimonos produced via well-known designers have been accrued for his or her attractiveness and displayed in museums, instead of being worn as garments. at the present time, the kimono has once more taken on new dimensions, because the web and social media proliferate photos of the kimono as a flexible garment to be built-in right into a variety of person styles.
            Kimono: a contemporary History, the foundation for a big exhibition on the Metropolitan Museum of artwork in New York,not merely tells the tale of a particular garment’s ever-changing capabilities and photograph, yet offers a singular point of view on Japan’s modernization and come upon with the West.

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