Dragons & Pagodas- A Celebration of Chinoiserie book cover
Dragons & Pagodas- A Celebration of Chinoiserie showing a decorated hallway with chinoiserie wall paper
Dragons & Pagodas- A Celebration of Chinoiserie showing a paneled room with chinoiserie motifs and stunning chandelier
Dragons & Pagodas- A Celebration of Chinoiserie showing the table of contents
Dragons & Pagodas- A Celebration of Chinoiserie showing a pagoda style chinoiserie bed
Dragons & Pagodas- A Celebration of Chinoiserie showing a chinoiserie inspired banquet hall with richly appointed chinoiserie details
Dragons & Pagodas- A Celebration of Chinoiserie showing a chinoiserie pagoda on the edge of a calm pond
Dragons & Pagodas- A Celebration of Chinoiserie showing an art deco chinoiserie style desk clock from the 1930s

Dragons & Pagodas- A Celebration of Chinoiserie

Books by Vendome Press

Regular price $82.00
A gorgeously illustrated survey of chinoiserie from the 18th century to today

Chinoiserie is a term for Western art and design inspired by a largely invented vision of China. Marco Polo’s sensational account of his visit to the exotic East in the 13th century sparked a fascination with China that reached a fever pitch in the 18th century and continues to this day. Art historian and artist Aldous Bertram has long been captivated by chinoiserie.
Dragons & Pagodas is organized by theme, including porcelain, color and pattern, flora, fauna, and architecture. Each chapter is bursting with images ranging from grand European summer palaces and whimsical pagoda follies to charming details of screens, porcelain figurines, and ornate plasterwork. Complete with Bertram’s own chinoiserie-inspired watercolors and collages, Dragons & Pagodas is an irresistible confection and an example of chinoiserie in its own right.
  • 240 pages with tons of color photos
  • 9.6 x 1.2 x 12.3 inches
  • Cloth bound with edge stain
  • English text
  • Published by Vendome Press
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