I haven't been terribly consistent in my Bookcase Tour Tuesday posts. I'd like to change that, and am asking for your help. I'd love to know what you'd like to see, but more about that in a moment... first, some book eye candy... the book I'm giving away...
"The patterns used on kimono in the Taisho era (1912-1926) were composed, generous, bright and vivid.... when the tides of change were at work altering many aspects of Japanese society, the Taisho experienced an intermingling of the old and the new. A brilliant popular culture blossomed in the resulting creative chaos." (from the book's introduction)
I love the fabric designs that came out of Japan during this era. There is a heavy Art Deco and Art Nouveau influence and you can almost feel the excitement of a culture opening its doors to the world outside.
There is a real sense of fun and humour to the bold patterns of this time.
Funnily enough, I have a pair of pajama bottoms that have this red print on them.
This period is filled with vibrant and colourful designs.
This book comes with a CD (PC and Mac compatible) with 100 magnificent designs from this era.
Now lean in very closely while I whisper... I don't want the Man to hear... I'm giving away a copy of this book because... I loved it so much I accidentally bought two copies!
The giveaway is open all, I'll post it anywhere. I'll draw and announce the winner on Tuesday October 12th (my time) in that day's Bookcase Tour post. To enter, please take a few moments to answer my survey (link below) to help me decide what books to show you from my rather loaded bookcase.
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