The book I was assigned to at the beginning of the semester is called: “Designs of Chinese Buildings, Furniture, Dresses, Machines and Utensils”, by William Chambers. So I continue my research on that book, going into Xenotheka and the search engine Alice. I start with thinking about what I should type in first. The title of the book is…
The title of the book, is quite general in its wording and gives the impression of very forward thinking, ahead of its time point of view, of the author. It suggests an analytical, comparative and observant text on Chinese design, in a time, when the westerners didn’t know as much about it as we do now….
The book is beautifully bound in a very large cover and with thick pigmented paper.