Japonisme: The Japanese Influence on Western Art Since 1858

ISBN: 9780500281635
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Siegfried Wichmann, Mary Whittall
Format: paperback
Year published: 1999
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 432
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout


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Japan’s door to the outside world was opened in 1858, ending a 200-year period of total isolation. The wealth of superb Japanese traditions of ceramics, metalwork and architecture, as well as printmaking and painting, reached the West and brought with it electrifying new ideas of composition, colour and design. In this book, Siegfried Wichmann, the internationally renowned expert on Japonisme, accompanies his breathtaking illustrations with a text that marshals a wealth of detail and opens up new lines of enquiry.


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