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Summary å The Backstory of Wallpaper á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook × Wallpaper design has captivated Western consumers for 300 years but this book looks closer at wallpaper use It tells how single sheet wallpaper developed in Europe found wide acceptance in England and France and was successfully transplanted to thTance in England and France and was successfully transplanted to the North American coloni. FTC I received a copy of this book directly from the author partially in hipes of a good review However this in no way affected my opinions which as usual are 100% my ownI really tried to like this book It's historical artistry after all However Kelly's work is not condusive to anything than a pamphlet on a century of changing tastes in wall treatments I wasn't impressed As a friend said as an art appreciation book she'd pass it by This could have been so much if there had been colored plates in it Black and white didn't do this topic justiceA book for a student of interior design I do have to say the cover presentation is lucious in texture and weight

The Backstory of WallpaperTance in England and France and was successfully transplanted to the North American coloni. FTC I received a copy of this book directly from the author partially in hipes of a good review However this in no way affected my opinions which as usual are 100% my ownI really tried to like this book It's historical artistry after all However Kelly's work is not condusive to anything than a pamphlet on a century of changing tastes in wall treatments I wasn't impressed As a friend said as an art appreciation book she'd pass it by This could have been so much if there had been colored plates in it Black and white didn't do this topic justiceA book for a student of interior design I do have to say the cover presentation is lucious in texture and weight

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The Backstory of Wallpaper ´ Wallpaper design has captivated Western consumers for 300 years but this book looks closer. The Backstory of Wallpaper PaperHangings 16501750 by Robert M Kelly is a carefully researched treatise and survey of the evolution and beginnings of the use of wall paper tracing its start from wooden to fabric to paper panel hangings to the start of rolled papers Wallpaper's development is traced in England France China Ireland and Britain's North American colonies The author's paperhanging background and craftsman's experience includes a career of working with wallpapers in historic homes such as Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and the White House Kelley's exhaustive research of archives in Europe and America and his discovery of material from a variety of publications was impressive to me as a former librarian in public libraries and a history major I compared the holdings of the library center of Chicago and found some basic titles in common but nothing as voluminous as Kelly unearthed as attested by his 11 page bibliography 13 pages of endnotes and a nine page indexKelly writes enthusiastically and with some humor and includes interesting stories and facts While I would have appreciated some color the line drawings of Jean Michel Papillion and especially illustrations of early printers and installers at work will fascinate as small pieces of history What began as mainly folk art for the lower classes became so popular that it provided the British Crown with taxable income The fact that designs were freuently copied or very slightly altered is interesting in today's world of copyrighting everything As someone interested in history I give this 4 starsHistorians and students of art history should find this uite interesting as a freuently overlooked part of everyday decoration and art Recommended for larger public libraries wallpaper history and fans of Robert M KellyI received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review from the early reviewers program at LibraryThing Read & Download ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Robert M. Kelly

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Robert M. Kelly µ 4 Read At wallpaper use It tells how single sheet wallpaper developed in Europe found wide accep. I received this book from the author for free I read most of this book not all This is a very history intense book it's not going to be a flip through and see all the pretty wallpaper book if that's what you're looking for This is exactly what the title says a back story of it The book itself is interesting but it's not something that you're going to read uickly or easily I ended up putting this one off until after my semester was over mainly because I couldn't handle yet another intense read That said it was interesting I had no idea there was so much history behind something we just hang on the walls I mainly wanted to read this purely from the aspect of someone who kind of has a thing for vintageantiue textiles I was disappointed there weren't illustrations about the paper itself I'd have really liked to see an area that had the most popular prints of an era or something of the like There are illustrations in black and white but not of the actual papers That was the disappointment for me I was hoping this would be a good reference when I'm trying to date a particular print or stay true to an era I didn't expect an entire flip book of papers but I'd have liked an area that had a breakdown of anything from popular colors types of prints where they were mainly hung and so forth A good book just not what I was hoping it would be