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Traditional Japanese Forms and Patterns

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...The Japanese generally have a keen feeling for nature and the four seasons, and enjoy nature’s various forms, calling these kachō-fūgetsu (literally flowers, birds, the wind, and the moon, referring to the traditional themes of natural...

Carvings (Stone and Jade) in Pre-Modern China

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Jade is esteemed as a premier artistic medium in China, where it has enjoyed continuous favor over 8,000 years, from the Neolithic period to the present day. The allure of its subtle semitranslucent color, the sensuous soft sheen of its...

Drawing and Painting in Japan (before 1868)

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...The painting of Japan has embraced many diverse currents. As throughout East Asia, the pictorial was inextricable from poetry and calligraphy. Yet the Japanese tendency to merge their painting sensibility with the decorative arts...

Cottier, Daniel (1838–91)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Cottier has been hailed as the “harbinger of aestheticism” taking the ethos and style to America and Australia. Born in Anderston, Glasgow, Cottier began his career working for David Kier (1802–64), master glazier to Glasgow Cathedral...

American History (The British Version)

Jeanne Morgan Zarucchi

Jeanne Morgan Zarucchi is Professor of Art History at the University Missouri-St Louis, USA. She was awarded her PhD by Harvard University in 1983, and has written three books and over thirty articles for peer-reviewed journals. Her book Her book Charles Perrault's Memoirs of my Life won an Outstanding Academic Book award from the ALA in 1990. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Material Culture of Tableware : Staffordshire Pottery and American Values

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

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...Wedgwood Old Blue Historical Around 1900, the firm of Josiah Wedgwood and Company introduced a series pattern that attempted to capitalize upon the popularity of flow blue, without actually having to undertake that complicated...

Carving and Sculpture in Pre-Modern Japan

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...From the beginning of Japanese prehistory and continuing throughout the pre-modern period, many types of Japanese fine arts, crafts, and architecture have utilized carving—much of it in wood but also in other materials—to create...

The World’s Most Famous Ceramics and the People Who Made Them

Maris Boyd Gillette

Maris Boyd Gillette is E. Desmond Lee Professor of Museum Studies and Community History, University of Missouri, St Louis, USA. She is the author of ‘Between Mecca and Beijing: Modernization and Consumption among Urban Chinese Muslims’ (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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China’s Porcelain Capital : The Rise, Fall and Reinvention of Ceramics in Jingdezhen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Jingdezhen. For many, the name is synonymous with fine porcelain. The Louvre, the British Museum, the Smithsonian, the Vatican Museums, the Hermitage, the Topkapi Saray, and many, many other institutions around the world have porcelain from...

Metalwork of Pre-Modern Japan

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...The types of metal traditionally used since ancient times in Japan’s metalware were known as gokin, literally “five metals”—namely gold (called kogane or yellow metal); silver (shirogane or white metal); copper (akagane or red metal); iron...

Introduction: The “Picture” in the Shop Window

Jeanne Morgan Zarucchi

Jeanne Morgan Zarucchi is Professor of Art History at the University Missouri-St Louis, USA. She was awarded her PhD by Harvard University in 1983, and has written three books and over thirty articles for peer-reviewed journals. Her book Her book Charles Perrault's Memoirs of my Life won an Outstanding Academic Book award from the ALA in 1990. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Material Culture of Tableware : Staffordshire Pottery and American Values

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

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...Some years ago, I was wandering through an antique shop in my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Amid the randomly assorted items of furniture, glass vases, and silverplate pitchers, something caught my eye: a full set of china on a dining...

Cobden-Sanderson, Thomas James (1840–1922)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Legend has it that it was Cobden-Sanderson who coined the designation Arts and Crafts upon the founding of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society in 1887. Instigated by Walter Crane, this institution displayed works by members of the Art...