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ASIA IMAGINED IN THE BAUR AND CARTIER COLLECTIONS. Estelle Nikles et al. Fondation Baur, Musee des arts d'Extreme-Orient, Geneva, 2015. Published in association with 5 Continents Editions, Milan. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Abrams, New York. 336 pp. with 458 ills. (433 col.). 35 x 27 cm. ISBN 9788874397228 In English.
Publisher's description: In the 19th and early 20th centuries, exotic objects from China and Japan fascinated Westerners, captivating art lovers and influencing designers. Collector Alfred Baur (1865-1951) began assembling his unparalleled collection of Asian works and Paris jeweler Alfred Cartier (1841-1925) began designing Asian-themed jewels and precious objects. Here, side by side with Cartier's precious creations, are imperial porcelains, lacquerware embellished with precious metals, embroidered silks, jades, colored enamels, netsuke, sword hilts, and prints, offering fresh insight into the marvels of China, of Japan, and of Cartier.
Indexing: Western, Europe, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — France — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Jewelry, Several Media
Plans: 70,30,02,03,04,21
Worldwide Number: 036953
Hardcover $90.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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