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Chinoiserie (Art)

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Topical headingChinoiserie (Art)
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Variant(s)Anglo-Chinoise (Art)
See alsoArt, Chinese--Influence
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Art, Modern
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Found inWork cat.: Honour, Hugh. Chinoiserie : the vision of Cathay, 1973.
Webster's 3rd: "chinoiserie," 1a (a style in art (as in decoration) reflecting or felt to reflect Chinese artistic esp. decorative qualities or motifs (as in costume, furniture, objects of virtu, or architecture); esp : such a style akin to the rococo in decorative intricacy popular in 18th century Europe)
Oxford Art Online, consulted, May 5, 2009: Chinoiserie (term derived from 'chinois' (Fr.: Chinese) denoting a type of European art dominated by Chinese or pseudo-Chinese ornamental motifs. The term is most often applied to decorative arts produced from the second half of the 17th century to the early 19th, when trading contacts between Europe and East Asia were at their height.)