1959 Bridge of the Brocade Sash Travels and Observations in Japan
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Baronet CH (1897 –1988) was an English writer, best known as an art critic and writer on architecture, particularly the baroque. He was the younger brother of Dame Edith Sitwell and Sir Osbert Sitwell. Bridge of the Brocade Sash contains Sitwell's observations of Japan in the 1950s, made when he and his wife spent around three months exploring. He spent a great deal of his life studying and romanticising Japanese art, architecture and culture but only made it to Japan later in his life. One gets the sense from this book that Sitwell was aware of the great changes going on in Japan at that time; he himself states that 'much is being lost in the process [of change]...all the more reason therefore for going to Japan before it is too late.' (p.11)
In the original publisher's cloth binding, with the original dustwrapper. Externally, smart. Very minor shelfwear to the boards. A little bumping to the extremities. Minor edgwear to the dustwrapper with a couple of small chips. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.
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