Item Number: 111095
Title: The Orient Expressed : Japan's Influence on Western Art, 1854-1918
Author: Weisberg, Gabriel P. (ed)
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Description: Seattle: University of Washington Press, for Mississippi Museum of Art, 2011. 31cm., hardcover, 192pp., 168 color illus. Exhibition catalogue. Summary: The Orient Expressed explores the cultural phenomenon known as Japonisme. First identified by French art critic Philippe Burty in 1872, Japonisme became a worldwide movement that deeply impacted the visual arts in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the works included are paintings and prints by Paul Gauguin, Pierre Bonnard, Mary Cassatt, William Merrit Chase, and James McNeill Whistler as well as decorative pieces by Gorham Manufacturing Company, Rookwood Pottery, and Tiffany and Company. Diverse objects illustrate Japonisme's steady evolution in Western art and provide enlightening information for readers interested in this phenomenon. Contents: Rethinking Japonisme: The Popularization of a Taste / Gabriel P. Weisberg ; Trade and Tradition: Japan and the Dutch Golden Age / Laurinda S. Dixon ; Chinoiserie and Japonisme / Petra ten-Doesschate Chu ; "Those Naughty Little Geishas": The Gendering of Japonisme / Sarah Sik ; Japonisme and Cultural Appropriation / Elizabeth K. Mix ; Japonisme and Scandinavia / Erica L. Warren.
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