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Japonisme: The Japanese Influence on Western Art Since 1858

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"An important phase in the history of decorative arts is here given authoritative treatment."—Interior Design

The impact of Japan on Western art was as immediate and almost as cataclysmic as the influence of the West on Japanese life. After Commodore Perry opened Japan's door to the outside world in1858—ending a 200-year period of total isolation—a wealth of visual information from the superb Japanese traditions of ceramics, metalwork, architecture, printmaking, and painting reached the West and brought with it electrifying new ideas of composition, color, and design.

One has only to see a celebrated painting by Monet, Degas, Whistler, or van Gogh, a print by Toulouse-Lautrec, an Art Nouveau glass vase, or a lacquered hair comb side by side with its Japanese source to see how these ideas have inspired European artists. Nor is the influence a superficial one: Japanese conventions of symbolism underlie the use of decorative motifs in European Symbolism and Art Nouveau, and the Zen idea of spontaneity is the ultimate source of both the apparently capricious shapes of Art Nouveau objects and the development of an abstract "calligraphy" in Abstract Expressionism.

Siegfried Wichmann, the acknowledged expert on Japonisme, accompanies the breathtaking illustrations with a text that organizes a wealth of detail and opens up new lines of inquiry. 1,105 illustrations, 243 in color.

Synopsis:

A study of how Japanese ideas have inspired Western art and artists such as Monet, Degas, Whistler and Van Gogh. It includes discussion of artistic devices, ceramics and glass, house and garden, and calligraphy.

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Includes bibliographical references (p 417-418) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500281635
Translator:
Whittall, Mary
Translator:
Bruni, Susan
Translator:
Whittall, Mary
Author:
Wichmann, Siegfried
Author:
Bruni, Susan
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
Art, european
Subject:
History - Neoclassical
Subject:
History - Asian
Subject:
Art, japanese
Subject:
Japanese influences
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Art, European -- Japanese influences.
Subject:
Japonism
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
13 x 11 in

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