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Dalby, Liza Crihfield

Overview
Works: 38 works in 262 publications in 15 languages and 7,962 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Exhibition catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of introduction, Editor, Other
Classifications: GT3412, 792.70280952
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Most widely held works about Liza Crihfield Dalby
 
Most widely held works by Liza Crihfield Dalby
Geisha by Liza Crihfield Dalby( Book )

85 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 2,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the geisha--practioners of music and dance and unmarried companions to the Japanese male elite
The tale of Murasaki : a novel by Liza Crihfield Dalby( Book )

54 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sensitive and modest daughter of a mid-ranking court poet, Murasaki Shikibu staves off loneliness with her acitve imagination, telling stories about the dashing Prince Genji to her close friends. At first, they are their private entertainment, but soon Genji's amorous adventures are leaked to the public and Murasaki is thrust into the life of a kind of eleventh-century Japanese celebrity. She is compelled by a charismatic regent to accept a position at court regaling the empress with her stories. At court, Lady Murasaki becomes caught in a vortex of high politics and sexual intrigue, which begins to reflect itself in her stories."--Jacket
Kimono : fashioning culture by Liza Crihfield Dalby( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colorful and stylized kimono - the national garment of Japan - expresses not only Japanese aesthetic sensibilities but the soul of Japan as well. Largely discarded by men a century ago in the name of modernity and efficiency, kimono is still worn by many women on formal occasions and by some women, such as geisha, in their daily work. Elegantly anachronistic, kimono still retains a powerful hold on the Japanese heart and mind. In this beautifully written and lavishly illustrated book, Liza Dalby, author of the highly acclaimed Geisha, traces the history of kimono - its uses, aesthetics, and social meanings - to explore Japanese culture. Drawing on a variety of period texts (such as seventeenth-century kimono pattern books), Dalby creates vivid pictures of kimono and those who wore them through the centuries. She discusses the development of the kimono robe from its Chinese origins two thousand years ago to its assimilation as the national dress of Japan. Of particular note are the elaborate twelfth-century robes that reveal a uniquely Japanese sensibility mirrored in the literature and painting of the Heian period; the consumerist mentality and profusion of design occurring at the beginning of the Tokugawa era; the redefinition of kimono in the nineteenth century as Japanese had to deal seriously with the dress of the outlandish West; the interpretations and uses of kimono today; and the precise rules of kimono dressing and what they signify in terms of gender, age, class, and occasion. Dalby concludes with personal reflections on the subject of geisha and kimono. An engaging mix of fashion history and social anthropology, this lively book demonstrates in a new way how clothing fashions can illuminate our understanding of culture
All-Japan : the catalogue of everything Japanese by Liza Crihfield Dalby( Book )

16 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women of the pleasure quarter : Japanese paintings and prints of the floating world by Elizabeth de Sabato Swinton( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the first comprehensive study of the women of the pleasure quarters and entertainment districts of Japan of the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. It examines the cultural and metaphorical meanings of courtesans and geisha and their appearance in art and Kabuki theater. These women were at the nexus of social relations, part of public culture, organized into institutions and transformed into emblems of femininity, personifications of the romantic ideal. The Women of the Pleasure Quarter reproduces paintings and woodblock prints by forty-six artists, virtually all the leading masters of the genre, including Miyagawa Choshun, Ando Hiroshige, Katsushika Hokusai, and Kitagawa Utamaro. These works, the most familiar forms of Japanese art to Westerners, are important both for their intrinsic aesthetic quality and for their value as documents of Japanese cultural history. Art and life were fundamentally intertwined in the floating world; it was a realm in which art not only influenced life but in which popular entertainment also transformed itself into art by inventing its own conventions and artistic forms. The Women of the Pleasure Quarter is published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, and also seen at Equitable Gallery, New York, and Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. Every work in the exhibition, including several rare hand-colored photographs, is reproduced in full color and discussed in an individual commentary. Capsule biographies of each artist, a glossary, and a selected bibliography complete this enchanting survey of one of the most extraordinary bodies of work in art history
Ko-uta : "little songs" of the geisha world by Liza Crihfield Dalby( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book of Japanese poetry and lyrics explores a little-known style of Japanese song called Ko-Uta. A Ko-Uta is translated as "little song" in Japanese. Unfamiliar to most Westerners, ko-uta are particularly in tune with the tradition of Japan's Edo-era merchants. Some ko-uta are aesthetic, many are earthy. Ko-uta are sung to the accompaniment of the shamisen-a traditional, three-stringed Japanese lute. Ko-uta come to life when they are sung, and the best example of where they live is in the geisha world. To help give some idea of the geisha world, this Japanese music book has provided a complete score of one song. Readers with some experience with haiku and other forms of Japanese poetry will find that ko-uta share many things with those forms. Yet, ko-uta retain their own unique interest, making this book a fascinating addition to any collection of Japanese literature or art
Kimono by Paul van Riel( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressie in woord en beeld van de vele aspecten van de Japanse kimono die als nationale klederdracht diep is geworteld in de Japanse cultuur
Ariake : poems of love and longing by the women courtiers of ancient Japan( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little songs of the geisha : traditional Japanese ko-uta by Liza Crihfield Dalby( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating look into the world of the Geisha through the 400yearold art of KoUta, the traditional song form sung to threestringed shamisen music. A vivid evocation of the romanticism of feudal Japan
Hidden Buddhas : a novel of karma and chaos by Liza Crihfield Dalby( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hundreds of temples in Japan are known to keep mysterious 'hidden buddhas' secreted away ... An American graduate student begins to suspect the mysterious purpose of the hidden buddhas, just as he falls in love with a beautiful Japanese artist who is haunted by an aborted child. The weaving of karma that brings these two together results in a tech-savvy half-Western, half-Japanese child who text-messages her way through the profane world to the enlightenment. Tracing the lives of its characters through the late 20th century to the present, from Paris to Kyoto to California, Hidden buddhas turns a cosmopolitan eye on discipline and decadence in religion, fashion, politics and modern life"--Page 4 of cover
The institution of the geisha in modern Japanese society by Liza Crihfield Dalby( )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beauty in all things : Japanese art and design : from the collection of the Museum of Arts and Design by Liza Crihfield Dalby( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byłam gejszą by Liza Crihfield Dalby( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Polish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murasaki Shikibu monogatari : sono koi to shōgai = The tale of Murasaki by Liza Crihfield Dalby( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East wind melts the ice : a memoir through the seasons by Liza Crihfield Dalby( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Liza Dalby brings us this unique year's journal - a mosaic that is at once a candid memoir, a gardener's diary, a cultural history, and an excursion through Asia and America."--Jacket
Wo zai Jingdu dang yi ji : yi ge Meiguo nü xue zhe de hua jie sheng huo by Liza Crihfield Dalby( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu bu jin xiang xi chan shu le yi ji chan sheng he fa zhan de li shi,Hai dui yi ji zai ri ben de she hui di wei he she hui jiao se fang mian jin xing le jing dao de fen xi,Bing qie jin yi bu jie shao le yu yi ji wen hua you guan de yin le,Wu dao,Hui hua,Fu shi deng duo zhong yi shu men lei
Geisha : el mundo secreto de las geishas by Liza Crihfield Dalby( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a Geisha by Eleanor Underwood( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 ha
Geisha blues by Liza Crihfield Dalby( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liza Dalby introduces the genre of ko-uta, with recordings of the Kyoto geisha Sumika and shamisen player Kasuga Nobuyuki. Each song is accompanied by evocative imagery and Japanese and English text. The text accompanying the songs appears in Japanese script, romaji, and English translation
Muraszaki meséje : [regény] by Liza Crihfield Dalby( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Hungarian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The tale of Murasaki : a novelKimono : fashioning cultureThe women of the pleasure quarter : Japanese paintings and prints of the floating worldKimonoAriake : poems of love and longing by the women courtiers of ancient JapanLittle songs of the geisha : traditional Japanese ko-utaHidden Buddhas : a novel of karma and chaosEast wind melts the ice : a memoir through the seasonsThe life of a Geisha