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Title:
Chinoiserie
Author:
Jacobson, Dawn.
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Publication Information:
London : Phaidon, 1993.
Physical Description:
240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780714828831
Format :
Book

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Central Library N7429 .J27 1993 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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Summary

It was in the seventeenth century that myths of exotic Cathay began to be replaced by more definite knowledge of things Chinese, through the activities of English and Dutch traders. It was in the eighteenth century, however, that the taste for designs and architecture based on ideas of Chinese design - Chinoiserie - became highly fashionable in the French court, and in its many imitators throughout Europe.


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