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Japonisme in Western painting from Whistler to Matisse

Klaus Berger (Author)
Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh found inspiration in Japanese art. This is a study of Japonisme, the inspiration of Japanese subject-matter and of Japanese design on Western art. The book also deals with the methods by which the Japanese influence was transmitted.
Print Book, English, 1992
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1992
xviii, 397 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
9780521373210, 0521373212
The background
The pre-Impressionist pioneers
The fashion for things Japanese, 1867-1888
Monet through six decades
Critics, connoisseurs and dealers as leaders of taste, 1870-1880
The contribution of the scholars, 1879-1886
The crisis of Impressionism in the 1880s
Symbolism, archaism, Japonisme
The great Parisian collections, 1878-1905
Japanese exhibitions in Paris, 1883-1900 : the discovery of the 'Primitives'
The second wave of Japonisme
Japanese prints in Western museums
The situation in England and America
Art Nouveau and symbolism in Belgium and Holland
Renewal in Central Europe
France after 1900
Closing strains
Translation of: Japonismus in der westlichen Malerei 1860-1920
Translation of: Japonisme in der westlichen Malerei 1860-1920