Chinoiserie

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Phaidon Incorporated Limited, 1993 - Design - 240 pages
Chinoiserie -- the taste for decoration and architecture based on Chinese design -- has its origins in the age-old fantasy of 'Cathay', the mysterious land of the East. This beautifully illustrated book shows the development of the style from its very beginnings, demonstrating its continuous influence in all of the decorative arts. With sumptuous photography showing all aspects of chinoiserie, the book clarifies the way in which the exotis East was incorporated into Western taste in a way that is relevant to all those involved in interior decor today.

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Contents

Chapter One Grandeurs and Treasures
9
Chapter Two From Chinese Art to Chinoiserie
29
Chapter Three The Pleasure of Life
59
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Jacobson is a South African-born writer and lecturer on the fine and decorative arts.

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