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The Life of a Geisha
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Smithmark Pub
Publication date November 1, 1999
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780765117397
ISBN-10 0765117398
Dimensions 0.75 by 11 by 11.75 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Business
Original list price $9.98
§As reported by publisher
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Period and contemporary photographs, along with traditional Japanese poetry and haiku and woodblock prints, highlight a close-up look inside the world of the geisha, from her richly detailed costume and makeup to her ritualized behavior.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: THE LIFE OF A GEISHA illustrates the fascinating world of Japan's powerful and seductive geishas, a fading yet beautiful world that has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. This striking book contains full-color woodblock prints made during Japan's famous Edo Period, historic and contemporary photographs of geisha life, and images of the "floating world," Japan's mysterious artistic subculture. The accompanying text includes evocative Japanese poems and haikus. All celebrate the beauty and creativity of the geisha, who with her exquisitely detailed costume, elaborate makeup and hairstyle, and artfully ritualized behavior, chastely beguiles and entertains Japan's most powerful men.

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from Smithmark Pub (November 1, 1999); titled "The Life of a Geisha"
9780765117397 | details & prices | 11.00 × 11.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $9.98
About: Period and contemporary photographs, along with traditional Japanese poetry and haiku and woodblock prints, highlight a close-up look inside the world of the geisha, from her richly detailed costume and makeup to her ritualized behavior.
With Liza Dalby (other contributor) | from Diane Pub Co (July 30, 1999)
9780756782283 | details & prices | 64 pages | 10.25 × 11.00 × 0.50 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $22.00
About: THE LIFE OF A GEISHA illustrates the fascinating world of Japan's powerful and seductive geishas, a fading yet beautiful world that has captured the imaginations of millions of readers.

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