Amsterdam University Press
Mediating Netherlandish Art and Material Culture in Asia
Title
Mediating Netherlandish Art and Material Culture in Asia
Price
€ 115,00
ISBN
9789089645692
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
396
Publication date
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm
Discipline
History
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"This handsomely produced, beautifully illustrated collection of essays, the fruit of two international seminars held at Princeton University and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, respectively, represents a truly collaborative undertaking ... In its diversity and the depth of its contributions this rich volume represents a valuable addition to the ongoing discussion about the nature of the interaction between Europe and Asia in early modern times." - Rudi Matthee, University of Delaware, Newark, USA, Der Islam, Issue 1/2017

"Mediating Netherlandish Art and Material Culture in Asia is a fascinating compilation of thoughtful and well-documented essays. Collectively these offer an invaluable introduction to the voc’s activities across its vast commercial realm." -- Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Journal of Jesuit Studies

"Mediating Netherlandish Art and Material Culture in Asia is a fascinating compilation of thoughtful and well-documented essays. Collectively these offer an invaluable introduction to the voc’s activities across its vast commercial realm." -- Jeffrey Chipps Smith in HNA Review of Books

Thomas Da Costa Kaufmann, Michael North (eds)

Mediating Netherlandish Art and Material Culture in Asia

While the socio-economic and historical aspects of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) have been extensively documented and researched, the role of the VOC in visual culture and the arts has been relatively neglected. This authoritative volume addresses various aspects of cultural exchange between the Low Countries and Asia. Increased prosperity and the flood of imported goods from Asia had a huge influence on seventeenth-century Holland. To cite some examples: when the VOC spread its merchandise throughout the various regions of Asia, Chinese decorative motives became popular in Indonesia. After the lifting of the seventeenth-century ban on the import of Christian books to Japan, a wave of interest in Dutch culture hit the country, giving rise to Hollandmania, imitation of anything Dutch.
Mediating Netherlandish Art and Material Culture in Asia offers new insights into the world routes travelled by seventeenth-century Dutch visual culture, as well as the rise of Asian influence in the imagery of the Dutch Golden Age.
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Editors

Thomas Da Costa Kaufmann

Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann is Frederick Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.

Michael North

Michael North is Professor and Chair of Modern History at the Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Germany.