Geisha by John Gallagher
A Unique World of Tradition, Elegance and Art

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



"Rises above many of its competitors, thanks to its ambitious scope...The book's photos and illustrations are frequently stunning....Gallagher's writing style is straightforward and articulate, with so much intelligence and grace, it's difficult not to be charmed."--Publishers Weekly

Take a fascinating peek into the geisha's world of tradition and ritual with the help of a most unique book. Four see-through vellum sections, of four layers each, begin with a "naked" geisha; they show, stage by stage, how her distinctive costume and make-up are assembled. You'll view the subtle changes of appearance through the round of seasonal events, and the elaborate array of equipment in the geisha's wardrobe, as well as everything she needs to do her demanding jobs. Equally revealing is the incredibly detailed information about the women's training, lives, and history.

About John Gallagher

See more books from this Author
Published August 29, 2003 by Pavilion Books. 256 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Travel, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Geisha

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Gallagher's contribution to the geisha book niche rises above many of its competitors, thanks to its ambitious scope.

| Read Full Review of Geisha: A Unique World of Tra...

Reader Rating for Geisha

An aggregated and normalized score based on 16 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review