National Palace Museum: YAZHOU TANXIAN JI: SHIQI SHIJI DONG XI JIAOLIU CHUANQI. Expedition to Asia: The Prominent Exchanges between East & West in the 17th Century. Taibei, 2019. 349 pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. 30x21 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of a most interesting and informative exhibition at the National Palace Museum (NPM) in Taibei exploring East-West exchanges predominantly driven by trade.
In four sections: 'Adventurous Footprints' - which shows records and objects related to the journeys of Dutch envoys to China. Section 2 is 'Exotic Curios' which explores the perceptions of foreign lands in both East and West and which encouraged objects in oriental style or emulating western taste to emerge. The third section is 'Oriental Sentiment' which examines the endurance of things Chinese in the face of encroaching western influence. Finally, Section 4 is 'Global Encounters' aiming to reconstruct the world view of the 17th century through styles which blended East and West as seen in ceramics, Suzhou prints, and other media. An extensive variety of objects in various media, paintings and prints throughout the exhibition. Combines items from the NPM's collection plus loans from museums in Asia and the West. Introduction, list of contents, list of plates and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
Subjects: Ceramics Painting
Can be ordered in, as of: 08/11/2019
Was item 25 in printed List 196.
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