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Chinese Whispers: Chinoiserie in Britain 1650-1930 Paperback – 1 Feb 2009


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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Royal Pavilion Libraries & Museums (1 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0948723718
  • ISBN-13: 978-0948723711
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 1.1 x 27.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 588,254 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Beevers is Keeper of Fine Art at the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LooklikeBarbieLivelikeBuddha on 20 Jan 2013
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I'm studying Interior Design and my current assignment is to design a room for an Art Hotel.. My room will be Chinoiserie themed. I ordered this book to learn about the history of the art from around the world, how it was interpreted and to be inspired by the images of items from various collections. Happy with my purchase. Would have prefered to buy cheaper and second hand but I will be keeping this and hopefully come back to it from time to time. Always prefer to flick through a book next to my sketchbook than to look online. Hopefully when I have more time to read through it and take all of the photographs in I will find it helpful to my project. The book as a whole is nicely presented though appears slightly 'catalogued' not that this is a problem for me but it is less of a story of Chinoiserie and more informative of the designs themselves.
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By heretic666 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 May 2013
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The various contributors pieces add up to a blurb for the contents of the Brighton Pavilion. The british recurring obsession with the products of the orient is touched on here from several diffferent aspects but most contributors manage to quote from the same sources and ascribe the taste for chinoiserie to effeminacy and prostitution on several occasions.
The texts provide some superficial help to comprehension of the obsession, but are hindered by citing examples that are not illustrated in the catalogue.
At one hundre and forty pages, mostly with colour plates, less text and more examples might have served the title better
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Quite interesting 7 Feb 2014
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Interesting exploration of English fondness for decorative arts either imported from Asia or produced in a fashion influence by Asian design, this while there was very little actual contact with Asia or proper knowledge of the far away cultures there.
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