Dragons & Pagodas: A Celebration of Chinoiserie

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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.

Art historian and artist Aldous Bertram has long been captivated by chinoiserie. He organizesĀ Dragons & PagodasĀ 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. Complete with Bertram's own chinoiserieā€“inspired watercolors and collages,Ā Dragons & PagodasĀ is an irresistible confection and an example of chinoiserie in its own right.

256 pages, Cloth bound with edge stain

9Ā¼ x 12 in. , portrait

200 color illustrations

Hardcover

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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. Art historian and artist Aldous Bertram has long been captivated by chinoiserie. He organizesĀ Dragons & PagodasĀ 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. Complete with Bertram's own chinoiserieā€“inspired watercolors and collages,Ā Dragons & PagodasĀ is an irresistible confection and an example of chinoiserie in its own right. 256 pages, Cloth bound with edge stain 9Ā¼ x 12 in. , portrait 200 color illustrations Hardcover

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