'Beautiful and revelatory...a celebration of the West's love affair with Japan and that country's reciprocal interest in the West...sumptuous illustrations.' (Metro, London) 'The perfect introduction to a fascinating and visually stimulating subject.' (Frank Whitford, Art Quarterly) 'A gorgeously illustrated account of an ongoing - and extraordinarily fruitful - affair between Japan and the West.' (V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum) magazine) 'A fluent and engaging narrative...With his inimitable style and his rich store of well-chosen anecdotes, the author brings the personalities to life, and conveys a vivid impression of the enthusiasm that Japonisme generated...With its lively text full of human interest and closely supported by a wealth of beautiful illustrations, Japonisme will provide the perfect introduction to this popular subject for the widest possible audience, and will also be a valuable reference source for teachers and students.' (The Good Read)Reseña del editor:
Ever since the very first contact in the sixteenth century, Japan has always possessed an irresistible fascination for the West. The allure was only increased when, in 1638, Japan closed its borders and for over 200 years communications could only be made through a small colony of Dutch traders permitted to live on the tiny island of Deshima in Nagasaki Bay. After 1858, full trade was resumed, and a wave of 'Japanomania' swept across Europe and America. Lionel Lambourne tells this remarkable story in a fluent and engaging narrative that focuses on the human drama of the personalities involved. This book provides a compelling background to the history of trade with the East, before turning to Europe to describe the excitement as artists - most notably Whistler and the Impressionists - discovered the newly arrived Japanese prints and artefacts, and began to incorporate their influence into their work. The story spreads far beyond fine art, however, and follows the Japanese craze into the decorative arts, interior design, furnishings, fabrics and fashion as well as literature and the theatre. With his inimitable style and his rich store of well-chosen anecdotes, Lambourne brings the events to life, creating a vivid impression of the enthusiasm and inspiration that Japonisme generated. Later chapters are devoted to the influence of Japonisme in America, travel, landscape and gardens, and the curious subject of spooks and ghosts. The visual impact of Japan on the West was enormous, and this is wonderfully conveyed by the rich and varied selection of illustrations gathered here - some 250 in all - which include many original Japanese pieces juxtaposed with the works that they directly inspired, as well as a whole range of decorative arts, posters, advertisements, illustrations, fashion, cartoons, photography, gardens and architecture.
With its lively text full of human interest and closely supported by a wealth of beautiful illustrations, Japonisme provides the perfect introduction to this popular subject, and is also a valuable reference for teachers and students alike.
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Descripción Phaidon Press, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110714841056
Descripción Phaidon Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0714841056 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0361629
Descripción Phaidon Press, Ltd. Oxford, 2005. Cloth. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine Condition. First Edition. 240 pp., 250 illustrations 220 in full color. First Edition. Illustrated endpapers. Author's Acknowledgements and Bibliography. Index. Nº de ref. de la librería 011723
Descripción Phaidon Press, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. First Edition. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0714841056