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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...

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...

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...

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...

Image, Selwyn (1849–1930)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Relinquishing holy orders in 1883, Selwyn Image (1849–1930) was a founding member of the influential Century Guild alongside Arthur Heygate Macmurdo, Herbert Horne, Clement Heaton, and Benjamin Creswick. Image coedited the Guild’s quarterly...

Georgiana Brown Harbeson and Her Collaborators: Establishing the Modern Embroidery Movement

Cynthia Fowler

Cynthia Fowler is a feminist art historian and professor of art at Emmanuel College, Boston. She received her PhD from the University of Delaware in 2002 and also holds fellowships from the Smithsonian Institute, the Winterthur Museum, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Previous work includes Hooked Rugs: Encounters in American Modern Art, Craft and Design and Locating American Art: Finding Meaning in Art Museums. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Modern Embroidery Movement

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Her needle competes with the artist’s brush . . . .“Embroidery as a Fine Art (Georgiana Brown Harbeson),” American Artist (June 1944): 19. “Embroidery as a Fine Art (Georgiana Brown Harbeson),” American Artist (June 1944): 19.While Zorach’s...

Old World Style for the New World

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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...The history of British pottery made for the American market dates back more than 250 years. The earliest tableware in the American colonies was of wood or inexpensive metal such as pewter, and when ceramic pieces were used, they were...

Prosperity and Nostalgia

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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...The Allied victory at the end of the Second World War brought peace to Britain, but economic recovery would lag far behind. Many cities had suffered extensive bombing damage, and those communities struggled with rebuilding their economies...

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...