The Silver Studio & the art of Japan

Hendon, Zoë ORCID: (2013) The Silver Studio & the art of Japan. Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, London, UK. ISBN 978-09565340 33. [Book]


n the 1870s and 80s, Britain experienced a craze for all things Japanese. Japanese art and design was seen as exciting and exotic by Europeans, because it was so different to Western culture. It offered a whole new way of looking at and representing the world.
Arthur Silver was a British designer of wallpapers and textiles. He established his company, the Silver Studio, in 1880. He and his colleagues were avid collectors of Japanese source material. The Silver Studio incorporated Japanese materials, methods and motifs these into designs for wallpapers and textiles for British consumers between about 1880 and 1930. The resulting designs are not straightforwardly ‘Japanese’ but are the result of a cross-cultural fertilisation of design ideas.

Item Type: Book
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design
A. > Library and Student Support > Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA)
Item ID: 18470
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Depositing User: Zoe Hendon
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2015 10:15
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2018 13:47

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