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Wallpaper in America : from the seventeenth century to World War I

Author: Catherine Lynn; Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on the extensive collections of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, as well as from sources across America and Europe, the author documents the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Lynn; Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
ISBN: 0393014487 9780393014488
OCLC Number: 7057744
Notes: "A Barra Foundation/Cooper-Hewitt Museum book."
Description: 533 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. The seventeenth and eighteeth centuries. --
The earliest American wall hangings --
How wallpaper was made --
Eighteenth-century English wallpaper styles --
Eighteenth-century French wallpaper styles --
Oriental wallpapers --
Eighteenth-century American wallpapers --
The paper hanger's stock in trade --
Color schemes and the use of wallpapers --
pt. 2. The ninteenth century. --
French scenic wallpapers --
French wallpaper ornaments of the early and mid-nineteenth century --
French wallpapers and the development of the American craft --
Repeating patterns of the early nineteenth century --
Bandboxes --
Making wallaper by machine --
1840 to 1870: the imprint of machines, eht elaboration of styles --
The 1870s and 1880s: a major change in taste --
1890 to 1915: revivals and the pursuit of novelty.
Responsibility: Catherine Lynn ; with a foreword by Charles van Ravenswaay.

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