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Off the wall : wonderful wall coverings of the twentieth century

Author: Lena Lenček; Gideon Bosker; Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Off the Wall is a visual survey of wallpapers of the past one hundred years, from gentle florals to exotic travel themes to merry nursery rhyme murals to Op art fantasias. Discerning text and captions complement more than 100 stunning reproductions of classic and unique wallpapers, many selected from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. This nostalgia-packed tribute to wall adornment  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildband
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lenček, Lena.
Off the wall.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©2004
(OCoLC)607390502
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lena Lenček; Gideon Bosker; Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
ISBN: 0811835731 9780811835732
OCLC Number: 51937036
Notes: "Drawn mainly from the Cooper Hewitt's extensive collection of wall coverings"--Text.
Description: 120 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Paper dreams : history, design, and use of wallpapers --
1. Grand floral parade : blooms, foliage, garlands, swags --
2. Circles and squares : geometrics, abstracts, op art, minimalist art --
3. On the go : by land, sea, air and into the wild blue yonder --
4. The sporting life : athletics from A to Z, and the country life of yesteryear --
5. Tall tales : narrative wallpapers --
6. Noah's ark : animals, civil and savage --
7. A yen to travel : exotica, people, places, and things --
8. The great outdoors : beach, mountain, forest, glade, glen, desert, waterfall, metropolis --
9. High art : from Bauhaus to pop, with stops along the way --
10. Bringing up baby : Mother Goose and other kid stuff --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Lena Lencek and Gideon Bosker ; in association with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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A richly illustrated design reference provides close-up reproductions of 150 classic and unique wallpapers representing every decade of the 20th century, accompanied by lively captions and commentary  Read more...

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