Item description for Meiji Ceramics: The Art of Japanese Export Porcelain and Satsuma Ware 1868-1912 by Gisela Jahn...
Pressure exerted by America in 1854 caused Japan to open its doors after 260 years of isolation. Wide receptiveness to everything Western was the driving force behind the modernization of Japan initiated by the Meiji government, yet it also induced a rapid rediscovery of indigenous cultural values. At early Paris and London international exhibitions, the Japanese decorative and applied arts sparked off the Western fascination with all things Japanese japonisme. In Japan, on the other hand, new technologies were eagerly adopted the government realized that increasing production for export would be an excellent means of promoting Japanese economic growth and thus enhancing Japan's status worldwide. Meiji Ceramics represents the first in-depth study of the development of Japanese export porcelain against a highly charged background of political, economic and cultural factors. Includes 180 artists's signatures. Text in English.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 9.25" Height: 12" Weight: 5.3 lbs.
Release Date Mar 19, 2004
Publisher Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt Gmbh
ISBN 3897901978 ISBN13 9783897901971