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The Samurai Sword: A Handbook

by John M. Yumoto & T. C. Ford Tuttle Publishing (January 08, 2013)

The samurai sword: a symbol of the spirit of old Japan, it embodies the samurai's steel discipline, unswerving devotion and peerless skill. With its creation, a feat of craftsmanship passed down by generations...


Japanese Things: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan

by Basil Hall Chamberlain Tuttle Publishing (November 13, 2012)

Armchair travelers beware!

Japanese Things will lure you out of your cozy, comfy home and chair to an unusual country with bewitching manners and customs—and once you have succumbed to its spell you will never...


The Art of the Japanese Sword: The Craft of Swordmaking and its Appreciation

by Yoshindo Yoshihara, Leon Kapp & Hiroko Kapp Tuttle Publishing (September 10, 2012)

In The Art of the Japanese Sword, master swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara offers a detailed look at the entire process of Japanese sword making, including the finishing and appreciation of Japanese blades.

Japanese...


Samurai Weapons: Tools of the Warrior

by Don Cunningham Tuttle Publishing (August 21, 2012)

Unlock the secrets of the legendary weapons of the samurai

While the samurai is well known as the military nobility of medieval Japan, their range of weapons, which went far beyond the katana, bow, and spear,...


The Wonderful World of Netsuke: With One Hundred Masterpieces of Miniature Sculpture in Color

by Raymond Bushell Tuttle Publishing (August 28, 2012)

Japanese netsuke—miniature carvings—are profiled in this wonderful Japanese arts book.

These tiny masterpieces of sculpture (mostly in ivory and wood), of lacquer, and of metalwork captivated collectors with...


Buying & Selling Antiques & Collectibles: For Fun & Profit

by Don Bingham & Joan Bingham Tuttle Publishing (August 28, 2012)

Written for both beginners and experienced collectors, this antiques guide provides descriptions of some of the more prized antiques and collectibles, and explains how to find them and how to resell them.

How...


Malaysian Batik: Reinventing a Tradition

by Noor Azlina Yunus Tuttle Publishing (July 03, 2012)

Malaysian Batik: Reinventing a Tradition, traces the history of batik, the materials, methods and motifs of the block-stamped and hand drawn methods, and the ways in which Malaysian batik has been transformed...


Chinese Furniture: A Guide to Collecting Antiques

by Karen Mazurkewich & A. Chester Ong Tuttle Publishing (July 03, 2012)

The international market for antique Chinese furniture is booming, and masterpieces from the Ming and Qing dynasties are now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Chinese Furniture is a survey of these collectibles—from...


Kimono Design

by Keiko Nitanai Tuttle Publishing (May 16, 2017)

Kimono Design: An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns uses hundreds of photographs and a wealth of information on colors, fabrics and embellishments to paint a portrait of Japanese culture, art and thought....


Nail Art Ebook

by LaLilliMakeup & Stefano Manzoni Tuttle Publishing (August 15, 2017)

This DIY nail art book is packed with great ideas and techniques you need to get started right away!

The instructions include techniques for dotting, painting, applying embellishments, and more. Mixable, water-based...


Japanese Swords: Cultural Icons of a Nation; The History, Metallurgy and Iconography of the Samurai Sword (Downloadable Material)

by Colin M. Roach & Nicklaus Suino Tuttle Publishing (August 19, 2014)

With over 300 stunning photographs and woodblock prints along with extensive historical and cultural commentary, Japanese Swords is the ultimate authority on Samurai weaponry.

Historically, Japanese warriors...


Check Points on How to Buy Oriental Rugs

by Charles Jacobsen Tuttle Publishing (July 17, 2012)

This classic oriental rug guide is still the most comprehensive and authoritative book for buying or selling rugs—essential reading for any collector.

Author, Charles W. Jacobsen was a world renowened authority...


Batik: The Art and Craft

by Ila Keller Tuttle Publishing (September 11, 2012)

This complete guide to Batik is an invaluable resource for those interested in Batik history, design, and weaving.

Here in this volume, the author has not only given a comprehensive and fascinating account of...


Things Korean

by O-Young Lee & John Holstein Tuttle Publishing (August 21, 2012)

Containing photographs of everyday, antique objects along with insightful commentary, Things Korean is a useful guide to traditional life in Korea.

O-Young Lee, former Korean Minister of Culture gives us a survey...


Oriental Rugs a Complete Guide

by Charles Jacobsen Tuttle Publishing (August 21, 2012)

This authoritative reference contains a vast amount of information about Oriental rugs.

Oriental Rugs: A Complete Guide is the first large volume on the subject to be printed in the past forty-five years is meant...


Fables in Ivory: Japanese Netsuke and Their Legends

by Adrienne Barbanson Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1961)

In Fables in Ivory, delightful Japanese legends are accompanied With dozens of color photographs and extensive historical background.

To introduce netsuke sculptures to a wider audience and, at the same time,...


The Modern Japanese Print: An Appreciation

by James Michener Tuttle Publishing (July 09, 2012)

This is an ebook version of a very rare Japanese woodblock print collection. Originally published in 1962 in a limited edition of 475 copies, The Modern Japanese Print soon became a collector's item.

Included...


The Samurai Swordsman: Master of War

by Stephen Turnbull Tuttle Publishing (July 03, 2012)

Filled with dozens of woodblock prints and photographs, this Samurai history is an authoritative text on Japan's most fearsome warriors.

Samurai—the word alone evokes intense images of expert swordsmen fighting...


Collecting Japanese Antiques

by Alistair Seton Tuttle Publishing (June 26, 2012)

Collecting Japanese Antiques is an excellent overview of the uniquely Japanese aesthetic and how it relates to Japanese culture.

From the time Japan started trading with the West in the sixteenth century, Japanese...


The Landscape Painting of China and Japan

by Hugo Munsterberg Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1955)

The Landscape Painting of China and Japan presents for the first time in English a full and lucid account of the remarkable art form which, as a distinct tradition in Oriental art, has come to be universally...


Collecting Modern Japanese Prints: Then & Now

by Norman Tolman & Mary Tolman Tuttle Publishing (October 16, 2012)

Collecting Modern Japanese Prints is an authoritative guide to the contemporary Japanese art form of printmaking

Authors, Mary and Norman Tolman have been involved with modern Japanese prints on every level for...


Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Adventures and Studies of a Colletor

by Lilla S. Perry Tuttle Publishing (October 09, 2012)

Chinese Snuff Bottles is invaluable document for all interested in the history of Chinese art.

It is also a lucid and fascinating guidebook for the collector or would be collector, both of snuff bottles and other...


Modern Japanese Prints: An Art Reborn

by Oliver Statler & James Michener Tuttle Publishing (October 09, 2012)

Featuring over 100 unique prints, Modern Japanese Prints is a testament to the continuity of Japanese art and creativity.

By far the most vitally creative group of artists working in Japan today, modern print-makers...


Japanese Tattoos: History * Culture * Design

by Brian Ashcraft & Hori Benny Tuttle Publishing (July 12, 2016)

Thinking of getting a Japanese-style tattoo? Want to avoid a permanent mistake? Japanese Tattoos is an insider's look at the world of Japanese irezumi (tattoos).

Japanese Tattoos explains the imagery featured...


Japanese Dolls: The fascinating World of Ningyo

by Alan Scott Pate Tuttle Publishing (May 29, 2012)

The fascinating world of Japanese doll collecting

For centuries, Japanese doll artisans created spectacular works of art, invested with both significant cultural meaning and elemental beauty, encased in the deceptively...


Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present

by Valery Garrett Tuttle Publishing (May 29, 2012)

Featuring over 450 archival photographs and line drawings, Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present traces the evolution of Chinese clothing from court and formal costumes to the fashions of modern...


Ukiyo-e: The Art of the Japanese Print

by Frederick Harris Tuttle Publishing (May 29, 2012)

The art of Japanese woodblock printing, known as ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world"), reflects the rich history and way of life in Japan hundreds of years ago. Ukiyo-e: The Art of the Japanese Print takes...


Peranakan Chinese Porcelain: Vibrant Festive Ware of the Straits Chinese

by Kee Ming-Yuet & Lim Hock Seng Tuttle Publishing (May 29, 2012)

With over 800 unique photographs, this Chinese arts book is a feast for the eyes.

Produced exclusively for wealthy Chinese communities along the Strait of Malacca in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Peranakan...


The Ornamented Chair: Its Developent in America (1700¿1890)

by Zilla Rider Lea Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1960)

Discriminating decorators and collectors, no less than dealers and researchers in antiques, have long felt the need of a comprehensive study of the ornamented chair and its development in America. This book...


Batik: Traditional Textiles of Indonesia: From The Rudolf Smend & Donald Harper Collections

by Rudolf Smend & Donald Harper Tuttle Publishing (November 15, 2011)

Batik occupies a special place in Indonesian culture. Each fabric has a rich story to tell—as a reflection of the nation's religious beliefs, sophisticated court cultures and cosmopolitan history.

The extraordinary...


Japanese Woodblock Prints in Miniature: The Genre of Surimono

by Kurt Meissner Tuttle Publishing (June 10, 1970)

With dozens of classic miniature Japanese woodblock prints and informative text, this Japanese art book is an essential for print collectors.

Of the many genres of ukio-e, perhaps the least known is that of the...


Through Japan With Brush & Ink

by Chiura Obata Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1968)

This Japanese ink painting guide is presented by master painter, Chiura Obata, a well-known Japanese artist.

Obata has traveled throughout Japan, recording with charm and insight the beauty of the country. Using...


Contemporary Netsuke

by Miriam Kinsey Tuttle Publishing (January 08, 2013)

Contemporary Netsuke is an in-depth study of Japanese netsuke—miniature sculptures that are favorites of collectors and artists.

In this unusual and engaging Japanese art book the author traces the historical...


Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks: 1680 - 1900

by Andreas Marks & Stephen Addiss Tuttle Publishing (March 13, 2012)

Japanese woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e, are the most recognizable Japanese art form. Their massive popularity has spread from Japan to be embraced by a worldwide audience. Covering the period from the beginning...


Old Beijing: Postcards from the Imperial City

by Felicitas Titus & Susan Naquin Tuttle Publishing (November 27, 2012)

This collection of Chinese photography contains over 350 vintage postcards from pre-communist China along with extensive historical background and commentary.

Camel trains arriving at a city gate; the distinctive...


Balinese Masks: Spirits of an Ancient Drama

by Judy Slattum, Hildred Geertz & Paul Schraub Tuttle Publishing (June 26, 2012)

The unique and stunning masks used in Balinese rituals are explored in great detail in Balinese Masks.

Masked performances are an ancient and integral part of Balinese rituals and are much more than mere spectacles...


Netsuke: A Guide for Collectors

by Mary L. O'Brien & Margaret Dhaemers Tuttle Publishing (December 15, 1989)

Featuring dozens of Japanese netsuke masterpieces and insightful commentary, this Japanese art book is a classic collector’s item.

Netsuke: A Guide for Collectors approaches the subject of Japanese nestuke...


Things Thai: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

by Tanistha Dansilp & Michael Freeman Tuttle Publishing (March 13, 2012)

Things Thai presents over 60 different items from Thailand along with extensive cultural and historical background information.

Each is a collectible in its own right, and has some cultural relevance or a story...


Oriental Rugs: An Illustrated Lexicon of Motifs, Materials, and Origins

by Peter F. Stone Tuttle Publishing (November 19, 2013)

This monumental reference work—long awaited by collectors and scholars—fills an important gap in the available literature on oriental rugs.

Lavishly illustrated with over 1000 photographs and drawings, it...


Chinese Carpets and Rugs

by Adolf Hackmack Tuttle Publishing (March 10, 2012)

This guide to chinese rugs is a classic work of art history and of enormous importance to collectors, artists and casual readers alike.

First published in the famous rug-making city of Tientsin more than fifty...


Netsuke: Japanese Life and Legend in Miniature

by Edwin C. Symmes, Jr. & Hih Prince Norihito Hazenplug Tuttle Publishing (February 19, 2013)

Featuring dozens of Japanese netsuke masterpieces and extensive commentary, this Japanese art book is a treasured collector's item.

Netsuke are superb miniature carvings, usually less than two inches high, that...


Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery

by Patricia Bjaaland Welch Tuttle Publishing (February 19, 2013)

With over 630 striking color photos and illustrations this Chinese art guide focuses on the rich tapestry of symbolism which makes up the basis of traditional Chinese art.

Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual...


Creative Beaded Jewelry: 33 Exquisite Designs Inspired by the Arts of China, Japan, India and Tibet

by Carolyn Schulz Tuttle Publishing (February 12, 2013)

Craft colorful and unique jewelry with this Asian inspired craft book.

Bracelets embellished with Chinese floral and butterfly motifs, a gold-and-pearl lariat inspired by the fridges of a Persian carpet, and...


How to Get Hung: A Practical Guide for Emerging Artists

by Molly Barnes & Pat Hilton Tuttle Publishing (November 15, 1994)

In this accessible, easy-to-read, detailed guide for artists, students, and aspiring art professionals, gallery owner Molly Barnes takes the mystique out of selling art.

With the art market generating over a...


The Wares of the Ming Dynasty

by R. L. Hobson Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1962)

This book explains and illustrates as many varieties of Ming ceramics as possible. The text is based primarily on information obtained from Chinese sources and the occasional notes made by Europeans who visited...


Art Glass Nouveau

by Ray Grover & Lee Grover Tuttle Publishing (October 02, 2012)

Art Glass Nouveau is an exploration of the magnificent beauty of colored glass art.

This art book contains many unique pieces that were produced extensively in the United States, Great Britain, and other European...


Japanese and Oriental Ceramics

by Hazel H. Gorham Tuttle Publishing (October 02, 2012)

Japanese and Oriental Ceramics was first published in print form by Tuttle Publishing in 1971.

This comprehensive and profusely illustrated work tells how to distinguish Japanese porcelains from Chinese, and...


Chinese Jade of Five Centuries

by Joan M. Hartman Tuttle Publishing (October 09, 2012)

Chinese Jade of Five Centuries was originally published in print form by Tuttle Publishing in 1969.

In Chinese Jade of Five Centuries, Mrs Hartman provides an encompassing look at one of the minor arts which...


The Peranakan Chinese Home: Art and Culture in Daily Life

by Ronald G. Knapp & A. Chester Ong Tuttle Publishing (March 10, 2013)

This Asian art and design book focuses on the unique material culture of Southeast Asia's Peranakan people.

The "Peranakan" or native-born Chinese of Southeast Asia are descendants of early Chinese migrants and...


Early Japanese Images

by Terry Bennett Tuttle Publishing (February 19, 2013)

This fascinating Japanese photography book features over 140 images taken between 1853 and 1905 by the most important local and foreign photographers then working in Japan.

Almost one-fourth of the images are...