Geisha: A Unique World of Tradition, Elegance and Art
by John Gallagher;Wayne Reynolds (9781856486972)

Geisha: A Unique World of Tradition, Elegance and Art

John Gallagher;Wayne Reynolds

Release Date: 28 October 2003
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Category: Japan
Publisher: PRC Publishing
ISBN: 9781856486972
ISBN-10: 1856486974

"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.

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