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Ds> JAPANESE >) FLORAL > PATTERNS & AND MOTIFS © Japanese Floral Patterns and Motifs Madeleine Orban-Szontagh A Hts is Dover Publications, Inc., New York Copyright © 1990 by Dover Publications, Inc. All rights reserved under Pan American and International Copyright Conventions. Published in Canada by General Publishing Company, Ltd., 30 Lesmill Road, Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario. Published in the United Kingdom by Constable and Company, Ld. Japanese Floral Patterns and Motifs is a new workk, first published by Dover Publications, Inc., in 1990. cover Pictorial Archive series This book belongs to the Dover Pictorial Archive Series. You may use the designs and illustrations for graphics and crafts applications, free and without special permission, provided that you include no more than four in the same publication or project. (For permission for additional use, please write to Dover Publications, Inc., 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, New York 11501.) However, republication or reproduction of any illustrations by any other graphic service, whether it be in a book or in any other design resource, is strictly prohibited. Manufactured in the United States of America Dover Publications, Inc., 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, N.Y. 11501 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Orban-Szontagh, Madeleine. Japanese floral patterns and motifs / Madeleine Orban- Scontagh. p. cm. — (Dover pictorial archive series) ISBN 0-486-26330-4 1. Decoration and ornament—Plant forms—Japan—Themes, motives. I. Title. Il. Series. NK1484.4107 1990 745.4'4952—de20 90-33319 CIP © Publishers Note Japan is one of the handful of countries in which the arts of decoration have been cultivated with the greatest care, ingenuity and taste. The world of plants and flowers has furnished innumerable elements in the ornamenta- tion of clothing, furniture and objects of everyday use, as well as works of architecture, sculpture and painting. The present collection of patterns and motifs has been rendered by the noted surface artist Madeleine Orban-Szontagh from original costumes, screens, boxes and other furnishings dating from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. Each page represents a significant detail of the entire original design. Each is a creative adaptation, in the spirit of the original, rather than a slavish copy. The result in every case is a self-standing artistic page, with designs more immediately adaptable to a variety of decorative uses (a design originally on fabric, for instance, can be used on any flat surface, for leather tooling, etc.). Some of the florals are abstract or generalized, but a number of specific flowers and plants are immediately recognizable. These include: bamboo (page 7), chrysanthemums (21), lilies (6), gourds (with wheels, 16), hydrangeas (37), irises (43), pampas grass (28), paulownias (31; with arrows, 18; with phoenixes, 42), peonies (32; 46; with “rotating commas,"’ 19), plum blossoms (26; 44), willows (30), wistaria (with pines, 9) and wood-sorrel leaves (41). ‘Three terms in the captions may be unfamiliar. Noh costumes were made to be worn in Noh plays, a hieratic, Buddhist-tinged form of theater that was. fostered by the samurai class in the fourteenth century and still delights connoisseurs today. The Aasode (literally ‘‘small sleeves”), basically the same as the modern kimono, arose as a simpler, lighter and looser form of outer garment than the old court robes, after the aristocracy had ceded its power to the new military class in the wake of the great twelfth-century civil wars. The osode later became popular among all classes in the nation. 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SS JAPANESE FLORAL PATTERNS AND MOTIFS Madeleine Orban-Szontagh This practical archive contains 45 copyright-free floral designs based on Japanese art and costume for use in many different arts and crafts projects. Included are a wide variety of patterns and motifs: allover patterns, individual nature scenes, grand floral sprays or tree branches, and more—some featuring birds and butterflies, some delicate and full of fine detail, others bolder in concept. Madeleine Orban-Szontagh has adapted the designs from watercolors, screens, lacquer boxes, wall hangings, the fabulous costumes of the Noh drama, and many examples of kimonos—all dating from the ‘16th to the 19th centuries. Artists and craftspeople searching for clearly detailed patterns and motifs suggesting the subtle ‘elegance of Japanese design will find this collection indispensable. Original Dover (1990) publication. 45 black-and-white designs. Introduction. Captions. 48pp. 84 * 11. Paperbound. ALSO AVAILABLE Trapirionat. 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