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Chinoiserie

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...

Chinoiserie: A Global Style

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...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...

Paris Exposition Universelle (1878)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The third Universal Exhibition to be held in Paris, the Exposition Universelle de 1878, attracted more than 16 million visitors between May 20 and November 10. After the defeat in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1 and the traumatic events...

The Near and Middle East 1900–1939

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 2 : World War I to World War II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The Ottoman Empire At the end of the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire encompassed much of the Near East and Middle East regions. Istanbul was the capital of the empire and other major cities were Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut...

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...

Colonies: Africa 1900–1945

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 2 : World War I to World War II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction Between 1880 and World War I, a group of European powers consolidated their control over most of Africa. Through military conquest and other means, they instituted a system of colonies, protectorates...

Modern Diffusion of Islamic Styles

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Decorative and artistic styles as well as architectural designs copying or deriving from Islamic or Islamicate antetypes were particularly widespread as part of both revivalist and vanguard currents in Europe and North America from about...

Paris Exposition Universelle (1889)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...France’s Third Republic marked the centenary of the Revolution with a triumphal exhibition of technology and tradition. Its most notable structure was Gustave Eiffel’s (1832–1923) 300-meter iron tower, which served as a monumental...

Colonies: India, Hong Kong, and Burma 1900–1945

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 2 : World War I to World War II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction Though India, Hong Kong, and Burma were all British colonies, each embodied a very different set of conditions for the development of crafts, manufacturing, and design. At the beginning of the 20th...

Japonisme

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Encyclopedia Article

...Japonisme—the appreciation for all things Japanese, which began in the middle of the nineteenth century—must be situated within a larger fascination with things Asian. In the eighteenth century, Europeans developed a taste for Chinese art...