The elements of Japanese design: A handbook of family crests, heraldry and symbolism. John W. Dower.
The elements of Japanese design: A handbook of family crests, heraldry and symbolism

The elements of Japanese design: A handbook of family crests, heraldry and symbolism

New York and Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1985. Kiyoshi Kawamoto. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Illustrated hand book of 2700 Japanese family crest woodblock designs including, their origin, myth, symbolism and valued complexity of history. These unusual designs are used as contemporary decorative art in every day Japanese life, unlike European crests. Dust jacket shows slight shelf wear to the edges, including some creasing and slight peeling to the top of the spine. Spine is slightly faded and original price sticker on inside front flap. Hard Bound in cloth and embossed with a crest on front cover and gilded title on spine. Book is almost like new with clean and unmarked pages. Fine / Very Good. Item #2021-L153
ISBN: 0834801434

Price: $79.95

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