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Dragons & Pagodas: A Celebration of Chinoiserie

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Dragons & Pagodas: A Celebration of Chinoiserie

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A gorgeously illustrated survey of chinoiserie from the 18th century to today
 
Chinoiserie is a term for Western art and design inspired by a largely invented vision of China. Marco Polo’s sensational account of his visit to the exotic East in the 13th century sparked a fascination with China that reached a fever pitch in the 18th century and continues to this day. Art historian and artist Aldous Bertram has long been captivated by chinoiserie. Dragons & Pagodas is organized by theme, including porcelain, color and pattern, flora, fauna, and architecture. Each chapter is bursting with images ranging from grand European summer palaces and whimsical pagoda follies to charming details of screens, porcelain figurines, and ornate plasterwork. Complete with Bertram’s own chinoiserie-inspired watercolors and collages, Dragons & Pagodas is an irresistible confection and an example of chinoiserie in its own right.

-Cloth bound with edge stain
 

Aldous Bertram is an artist, illustrator, muralist, and interior designer who works for Lindroth Design. His interiors have been featured in House Beautiful and other design publications. He received his PhD from Cambridge University, specializing in the historical influence of China on English garden design and architecture. He created the effervescent watercolors for Amanda Lindroth’s recent Island Hopping (Vendome). He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

ISBN: 9780865653849

ISBN-10: 9780865653849

Publisher: Vendome Press

Publication Date: 09/21/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/21/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 256

Language: English

Categories

House & Home / Decorating & Furnishings

Design / Interior Decorating

Design / Decorative Arts