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The influence of Japanese art and design in the West took hold in the mid 1850s after the opening up of Japan to trade fostered an industry dedicated to the massive exportation of porcelain, textiles, furniture, and other goods to the markets of the West. Japaning was seen in almost all facets of the arts world in England and America, from the blue-and-white willow pattern dinnerware, to the Peacock Room of James McNeill Whistler, to the frenzied collecting of wood block prints, to Gilbert and Sullivans The Mikado.
Audsley, George A., and James L. Bowes. Keramic Art of Japan. London: Henry Sotheran, 1881.
Arnold, Edwin. Japonica. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1891.
Brown cloth blocked in gold, brown, green, beige, gray, and red on front, and gold, brown, green, and gray on spine.
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