The Kimono Inspiration: Art and Art-To-Wear in America
color and b&w photos
30 x 23 cm
For more than a century, the kimono has been a motif in American art and popular culture. This beautifully illustrated catalog, with more than 130 color and black and white plates, was originally published for an exhibition at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. It explores the use and meaning of the kimono in America and traces the transformation of this quintessential Japanese garment from its ethnic origins through its many appearances in fine art, costume, and high fashion, to its role in the contemporary Art-to-Wear Movement.