Wall-papers of France 1800-1850: A Contribution to the Study of the Decorative Arts :: Odile Nouvel soon to be presented for sale on the tremendous BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: A. Zwemmer, 1981, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: English, French & German language text; Black & white photographs; Colour photographs;
From the cover: Between 1800 and 1850 wall-paper came of age; it achieved its technical autonomy and won a specific place in the evolution of the grammar of decoration in evidence of the privileged relationship that man nurtures with regard to the walls that protect him.
This lovely source book of French wallpapers from the great period of their manufacture traces the four hundred year development of wall-paper production and focuses on the frenzied innovation in the use of papers, colours and designs in the early nineteenth century. The six hundred examples with which this survey is illustrated are drawn from three major arc…
Introduction by: Jean-Pierre Seguin
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little wear to the edges of the dust wrapper, a decent copy otherwise.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 130 pages. 11¾” x 8½”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I persuade you to have a look at more books within my Design catalogue?