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Mannerism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The term Mannerism derives from the Italian maniera and is used to characterize art of the sixteenth century that expressed self-conscious, mannered, or affected aesthetic impulses. Although some scholars still debate the accuracy...

Old-Russian Style

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The term Old-Russian Style refers to the art and architecture produced in Russia between the coming of Christianity (988) and the reign of Peter the Great (r.1682–1725), the latter date considered the point at which Russian art began...

Silk Textiles in Inter-Empire Exchanges: The Ottomans and the World of Iran

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...In this article, we discuss the role of Iran as a purveyor of silk textiles, mainly of woven materials but also of raw silk, during the Ak-koyunlu (1378–1508) and Safavid (1501–1722) empires. We focus on silk fabrics suitable for garments...

Asian Design and Global Trade: Communication and Material Change, ca. 1500–1820

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Global connections were broadened, networks enhanced, and communications intensified after 1500 as Europeans uncovered ocean routes to Asia and the Americas. These linkages generated new and expanded commercial and imperial processes, many...
...What does it mean if one object is employed to describe another? What does it reveal about the perception of architecture if buildings are referred to as books, ships or stage sets, if they move, speak or hide? Starting from...