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Chinoiserie

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...European interpretations of Chinese motifs, decorations, furniture, and architecture are commonly referred to by the French word Chinoiserie. Starting in the seventeenth century and becoming more popular...

Chinoiserie: A Global Style

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 4 : Transnational and Global Issues in Asian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Encyclopedia Article

...Chinoiserie is a decorative style that takes images and materials thought to be related to “China”—understood as both a specific place and a set of ideas—as its inspiration. The style emerged in the context of early modern global trade...

Orientalism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Orientalism refers to the Western perception of primarily Middle Eastern and Asian cultures as the Other and to the representation of those cultures in art, design, and other cultural forms. The Western exoticization of “the Orient...