Britain and the Far East: Influence of the Orient on the Decorative Arts (OUDCE)

Ref: C3741409

At the furthest extremity of the Eurasian landmass, China and Japan have long exerted a strong attraction for the British as a place of mystery, the source of desirable and elegant commodities. This study day will chart the developing relationship with this distant and exotic part of the world, at once far distant and yet consumed and reinterpreted at home; a fusion of myth and exploration, profitable commerce, conspicuous consumption, colonialism and aestheticism. Looking primarily at the decorative and material aspects, we shall also explore the social and economic dimensions of this relationship.

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This course is run in co-operation with the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE). You can enrol for this course by contacting Liz Crathorne at Maidenhead branch direct at or 01628 632208.

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