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The Resource British Modernism and Chinoiserie, edited by Anne Witchard

British Modernism and Chinoiserie, edited by Anne Witchard

Label
British Modernism and Chinoiserie
Title
British Modernism and Chinoiserie
Statement of responsibility
edited by Anne Witchard
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume examines the ways in which an intellectual vogue for a mythic China was a constituent element of British modernism. Traditionally defined as a decorative style that conjured a fanciful and idealized notion of China, chinoiserie was revived in in London's avant-garde circles, the Bloomsbury group, the Vorticists and others, who like their eighteenth-century forebears, turned to China as a cultural and aesthetic utopia. As part of Modernism's challenge to the 'universality' of so-called Western values and aesthetics, the turn to China would contribute much more than has been acknowledged to Modernist thinking. As these 10 new chapters demonstrate, China as an intellectual and aesthetic utopia dazzled intellectuals and aesthetes, at the same time the consumption of Chinese exoticism became commercialized. The essays show that from cutting-edge Modernist chic to mass culture and consumer products, the vogue for chinoiserie style and motifs permeated the art and design of the period. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
700.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NX650.E85
LC item number
B75 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Witchard, Anne Veronica
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Chinoiserie (Art)
  • Art, British
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Chinoiserie (Art)
  • Art, British
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
Label
British Modernism and Chinoiserie, edited by Anne Witchard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
892458773
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 235 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780748690954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
60001999432
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)892458773
Label
British Modernism and Chinoiserie, edited by Anne Witchard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
892458773
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 235 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780748690954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
60001999432
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)892458773

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