Geisha: A Unique World of Tradition, Elegance and Art

By: Gallagher, John

Price: $84.75

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


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"Rises above many of its competitors, thanks to its ambitious scope...The book's photos and illustrations are frequently stunning....Gallagher's writing style is straightforward and articulate, with so much intelligence and grace, it's difficult not to be charmed."--"Publishers Weekly"
Take a fascinating peek into the geisha's world of tradition and ritual with the help of a most unique book. Four see-through vellum sections, of four layers each, begin with a "naked" geisha; they show, stage by stage, how her distinctive costume and make-up are assembled. You'll view the subtle changes of appearance through the round of seasonal events, and the elaborate array of equipment in the geisha's wardrobe, as well as everything she needs to do her demanding jobs. Equally revealing is the incredibly detailed information about the women's training, lives, and history.

Title: Geisha: A Unique World of Tradition, Elegance and Art

Author: Gallagher, John

Categories: Sex/Erotica/Relationships, Anthropology / Sociology, Japan,

Publisher: U.S.A., PRC Publishing: 2003

ISBN Number: 1856486974

ISBN Number 13: 9781856486972

Binding: Oversize Hardback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Size: XL

Seller ID: 137028

Description: Book show tiny nicks to the corner of the pictorial boards; otherwise as new in excellent condition in every respect with a straight spine, square, solid binding, text/interior is clean, neat and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows light shelf wear only, no tears, not price clipped. 'Rises above many of its competitors, thanks to its ambitious scope.The book's photos and illustrations are frequently stunning.Gallagher's writing style is straightforward and articulate, with so much intelligence and grace, it's difficult not to be charmed.'--'Publishers Weekly' Take a fascinating peek into the geisha's world of tradition and ritual with the help of a most unique book. Four see-through vellum sections, of four layers each, begin with a 'naked' geisha; they show, stage by stage, how her distinctive costume and make-up are assembled. You'll view the subtle changes of appearance through the round of seasonal events, and the elaborate array of equipment in the geisha's wardrobe, as well as everything she needs to do her demanding jobs. Equally revealing is the incredibly detailed information about the women's training, lives, and history. 256 pages in large, oversize format.

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