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This review is from: Le Japon Artistique: Japanese Floral Pattern Design in the Art Nouveau Era (Hardcover)
This little book is an artwork in itself. Its handbound cloth covers hold a collection of lovely Japanese fabric designs in subtle colors. And the text traces a clear line from the Japanese fabric and design books through the turn of the century European pattern books.The pages of "Le Japon Artistique" are an inspiration for any artist concerned about composition. Subject and negative space are simply and beautifully balanced. The book continues the tradition of botanical pattern books in a very sensitive way, and is sure to appeal to Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau collectors as well as artists and kimono fabric collectors.