Japanese Connections - The Birth Of Modern Decor

Isabelle Cahn Ed.

Publisher Kaph Books

ISBN 9786148035159

Idea Code 18659

Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, this catalogue traces the fascination that Western painters developed for the art of the Far East in the late 19th century. Sparked by Japan’s opening up to the world in 1853, “Japonism” came to describe the enthusiasm for all things Japanese that superseded earlier trends of chinoiserie and Orientalism in the West. Edited by Isabelle Cahn, curator of paintings at the Museé d’Orsay, the volume presents a selection of Japanese prints and screens, as well as works by French artists, especially ‘Les Nabis’, the post-impressionist avant-garde group that shaped both fine and decorative arts in France in the 1890s.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 29 cm, hb, English


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