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1 LEVY, Dana, Lea SNEIDER, and Frank B. GIBNEY SNEIDER, Lea GIBNEY, Frank B. Kanban : The Art of the Japanese Shop Sign
Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1991, ISBN:0811800423 
LEVY, Dana, Lea SNEIDER, and Frank B. GIBNEY. Kanban : The Art of the Japanese Shop Sign . Photography and design by Dana Levy. Commentaries by Lea Sneider. Introductory essay by Frank B. Gibney. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, (1991). First Paperback Edition. Pp. (4),v-viii,[1]-167,(1). Illustrated in colour. 4to, illustrated white card covers with french flaps. "Graphically ingenious and imaginative, traditional kanban graced the shopfrontsof Japan, proclaiming the merits of a kaleidoscopic variety of products an d services: tea and tobacco, swords and Buddhist rosaries, patent medicines, and the latest Kabuki melodrama. Bold and witty in their design, kanban took a wide range of forms: large-scale models of the products they advertised--giant teacups, spools of thread, shoes, spectacles, and bunches of radishes--traditional folk figures, demons, and Dutch sea captains. [...] This volume the first work in English on the subject, includes more than one hundred of the most remarkable Japanese shop signs from museum and private collections in the United States and Japan. A commentary on each image identifies what product was advertised, and includes background material and historical notes." - from the front flap. Price-clip to front flap, else very good. 25.00

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