WASHI: The Art of Japanese Paper

WASHI: The Art of Japanese Paper

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WASHI: The Art of Japanese Paper

Washi, or Japanese handmade paper, has long held a central role in Japanese culture. The rich history and striking diversity of washi are explored in this extensively-illustrated book through images and discussion of two washi collections; the 19th-century Parkes collection held in the Economic Botany Collection at Kew and a contemporary Kyoto-based collection.
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Published to coincide with a major exhibition held at the NUA Gallery, in Norwich in April, 2013, showing two collections of international importance: the Parkes Collection (1869-70) from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the 21st century washi lent by the Second Millennium Washi Committee in Kyoto.

Washi, or Japanese handmade paper, has long held a central role in Japanese culture. The rich history and striking diversity of washi are explored in this extensively-illustrated book through images and discussion of two washi collections. The juxtaposition of examples from the 19th-century Parkes collection held in the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and a contemporary Kyoto-based collection provides a compelling overview of the decorative motifs and techniques used in this thousand-year old

Japanese art form and craft.



'The only current study of washi, it provides a compelling overview, explaining its history as well as the techniques and decorative motifs involved.' Peter Bower, The Quarterly 91, July 2014



Additional Info

Additional Info

  1. Author: Nancy Broadbent Casserley
  2. 64pp. 280x242mm. 100+ colour plates. Paperback, with fold-out flaps
  3. ISBN 9781842464861
  4. Kew Publishing, 2013

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