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Encounters: The Meeting of Asia and Europe, 1500-1800

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Vasco da Gama set sail in 1497 on a quest for highly prized spices from the East. His discovery of the sea route to India established, for the first time, direct contact between Europe and East Asia, ushering in a period of rich commercial and artistic exchange. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the V&A in Autumn 2004 (23 September-5 December 2004), this sumptuously illustrated volume traces the links between these two cultures over three centuries and explores their ongoing fascination with each other - a fascination that persists to this day. The book is divided into three sections: Discoveries is about exploration from East to West and from West to East; Encounters deals with relationships - diplomatic, missionary and personal - highlighting some of the colourful characters that inhabited this period of history; while Exchanges focuses on trade, particularly in luxury goods, which gave rise to a cross-fertilisation of styles and tastes. This resulted in some truly remarkable works of art, some of which are illustrated here for the first time.

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Author(s):
Amin Jaffer & Anna Jackson (Editors)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1851774327
ISBN-13:
9781851774326
Number of pages:
395
Publisher:
V&A Publications
Title:
Encounters: The Meeting of Asia and Europe, 1500-18

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Vasco da Gama set sail in 1497 on a quest for highly prized spices from the East. His discovery of the sea route to India established, for the first time, direct contact between Europe and East Asia, ushering in a period of rich commercial and artistic exchange. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the V&A in Autumn 2004 (23 September-5 December 2004), this sumptuously illustrated volume traces the links between these two cultures over three centuries and explores their ongoing fascination with each other - a fascination that persists to this day. The book is divided into three sections: Discoveries is about exploration from East to West and from West to East; Encounters deals with relationships - diplomatic, missionary and personal - highlighting some of the colourful characters that inhabited this period of history; while Exchanges focuses on trade, particularly in luxury goods, which gave rise to a cross-fertilisation of styles and tastes. This resulted in some truly remarkable works of art, some of which are illustrated here for the first time.

Author(s):
Amin Jaffer & Anna Jackson (Editors)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1851774327
ISBN-13:
9781851774326
Number of pages:
395
Publisher:
V&A Publications
Title:
Encounters: The Meeting of Asia and Europe, 1500-18

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