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DRAGONS & PAGODAS: A CELEBRATION OF CHINOISERIE

DRAGONS & PAGODAS: A CELEBRATION OF CHINOISERIE
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  • AuthorAldous Bertram
  • PublisherVendome Press
  • Date of publicationSeptembre 2021
  • Language(s)English
  • IllustrationsColour ill.
  • Pages256
  • DescriptionHardback
  • Price (VAT incl.)69.00 €
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Chinoiserie is a term for Western art and design inspired by a largely invented vision of China. Marco Polo's sensational account of his visit to the exotic East in the 13th century sparked a fascination with China that reached a fever pitch in the 18th century and continues to this day.

This richly illustrated survey of chinoiserie from the 18th century to today is organised by theme, including porcelain, color and pattern, flora, fauna, people, architecture and tropical exoticism. Each chapter is bursting with images of everything from grand European summer palaces and whimsical pagoda follies to charming details of screens, porcelain figurines and ornate plasterwork, from modern rooms swathed in floral wallpaper to paintings, tapestries and palm-topped columns.

 

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17th, 18th and 19th century decorative arts

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