‘Exquisite Patterns: Japanese Textile Design Books’ film is now available on the BLPlayer at:
The video showcases the British Library’s collection of kimono pattern and design books. It displays the variety and vibrancy of these works, from their origins in the mid-17th century until the early 20th century.
The British Library is delighted to announce a new FutureLearn course entitled Travel Books: History in Europe and Japan which will run from 27 June 2022 for 3 weeks. The course looks at how books travelled between Japan and Europe from the 16th century and how this promoted cultural exchange and influenced individuals and society.
The course is a collaboration between Keio University and the British Library, featuring experts and treasures from both institutions.
From East to West : Traditional East Asian and Contemporary European Printing
29 April – 17 August 2008 The Folio Society Gallery at the British Library