1882 - Christopher Dresser publishes, “Japan: Its Architecture, Art and Art-Manufactures”

British designer and theorist Christopher Dresser was another important figure in the dissemination art and culture in the United States. Having first experienced Japanese art at the London International Exhibition of 1862, Dresser traveled to Japan in 1876 on behalf of the U.K.’s South Kensington Museum, seeking new acquisitions for the museum’s collection. He recorded his impressions in the 1882 publication, Japan: Its Architecture, Art and Art-Manufactures.


Tile with Flying Cranes
Designed by Christopher Dresser for Mintons
Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York