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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...


The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

Signifying orientalism, chinoiserie and japonisme: Fashion photography in Vogue as a case study

Grace Lees-Maffei

Grace Lees-Maffei is Professor of Design History at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Graphic Design in Cultural Context

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...Globalization is one of the defining characteristics of twenty-first-century design, culture, economics and politics. But it is not new. The silk routes form a notable example of early commercial, cultural and design globalization through...

Chinoiserie: A Global Style

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...