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Le Japon artistique

Le Japon artistique

Le Japon artistique was a monthly periodical founded by French art dealer and critic Siegfried Bing (1838-1905). Bing was influential in his promotion of Japanese art and Art Nouveau. Le Japon artistique was published simultaneously in English, French, and German between 1888–1891 as was a testament to the widespread interest in Japonisme. 

Gabriel P. Weisberg"Bing, S.." Grove Art OnlineOxford Art OnlineOxford University Press, accessed November 2, 2015


Digital access to Le Japon artistique

The English edition of Le Japon Artistique, was digitized by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is available through Hathi Trust:

The French edition of Le Japon artistique; documents d'art et d'industrie available through the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture.




Baylor's copy of Le Japon artistique

Due to the Allbritton Art Institute's removal of all library materials funded by the institute, Baylor University Libraries Special Collections no longer holds the six volumes  of the French edition of Le Japon artistique.


Additional background information

Phylis Floyd"Japonisme." Grove Art OnlineOxford Art OnlineOxford University Pressaccessed November 2, 2015

Art Nouveau
Michèle Lavallée
"Art Nouveau." Grove Art OnlineOxford Art OnlineOxford University Press, accessed November 2, 2015

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