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Chinoiserie: The Vision of Cathay
Vision of Cathay
London: John Murray, 1961. First printing.
Honour's account of the West's obsession with the perfection of Chinese idealized landscape and decoration, in the form of Cathay, a fictitious world created by artists and copied worldwide.
This strange fashion, which continues to this day, has ranged across every medium from painting and porcelain to furniture, plays and entertainments.
With 80 pages of photographs and 4 color plates.
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