Wallpaper Its History Design and Use

By: Ackerman, Phyllis

Price: $25.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing and light fraying. There are several small tears to the top spine end. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front endpaper (Margaret Y. Donnell). The rear inner hinge is cracked. "Wallpaper, using the printmaking technique of woodcut, gained popularity in Renaissance Europe amongst the emerging gentry. The social elite continued to hang large tapestries on the walls of their homes, as they had in the Middle Ages. These tapestries added color to the room as well as providing an insulating layer between the stone walls and the room, thus retaining heat in the room. However, tapestries were extremely expensive and so only the very rich could afford them. Less well-off members of the elite, unable to buy tapestries due either to prices or wars preventing international trade, turned to wallpaper to brighten up their rooms. Early wallpaper featured scenes similar to those depicted on tapestries, and large sheets of the paper were sometimes hung loose on the walls, in the style of tapestries, and sometimes pasted as today. Prints were very often pasted to walls, instead of being framed and hung, and the largest sizes of prints, which came in several sheets, were probably mainly intended to be pasted to walls."

Title: Wallpaper Its History Design and Use

Author Name: Ackerman, Phyllis

Categories: Arts And Crafts,

Edition: New Edition

Publisher: New York, Tudor Publishing Company: 1938

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: A35260

Keywords: Arts & Crafts Phyllis Ackerman Wallpaper Interior Decorating Interior Design Arts and Crafts,