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Synopsis: Aims to reveal how artists over the past five centuries have approached wallpaper design. From Durer, who conceived of his designs as seriously as he did a fine woodcut, to William Morris, who believed that wallpaper should transform our lives, to Andy Warhol who inspired wallpaper parodies.
From the Back Cover: As this lavishly illustrated volume demonstrates, when a great artist turns his or her attention to creating wallpaper, the results are often so elegant and ingenious that they challenge the very notion that wallpaper design may be one of the lesser arts. The book examines how major artists over the last five centuries have approached wallpaper design. From Durer, who conceived his designs as seriously as he did a fine woodcut, to William Morris, who believed that wallpaper, like all good design, should transform our lives, to Andy Warhol, whose fascination with multiple images inspired brilliant parodies of the wallpaper tradition, the artists represented here reveal the rich complexity inherent in the art of pattern and form that constitutes wallpaper design. Among the seventy-five painters, illustrators, and architects featured are Pre-Raphaelites Edward Burne-Jones and Dante Gabriel Rossetti; architects Charles Voysey and Charles Rennie Mackintosh; Art Nouveau artists Hector Guimard, Alphonse Mucha, and Louis Comfort Tiffany; Nabi Maurice Denis; Wiener Werkstatte artists Josef Hoffmann and Dagobert Peche; De Stijl's Piet Mondrian; architects Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright; and twentieth-century artists Raoul Dufy, Sonia Delaunay, Vanessa Bell, Charles Burchfield, Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali, Alexander Calder, Henri Matisse, and Saul Steinberg. By juxtaposing wallpaper and the artist, author Marilyn Hapgood has mapped out a hitherto unexplored part of the important area where the fine and decorative arts meet. The book concludes with an appendix on artists' wallpapers for children and a useful guide to manufacturers and shops that produce and sell artists' wallpaper. No one whoreads this book will ever think of wallpaper as neutral background again.
Title: Wallpaper and the Artist.
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Abbeville Pr, 1992. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP35916130
Book Description Abbeville Press, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Seller Inventory # G0896599337I5N00
Book Description Abbeville Press, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Seller Inventory # G0896599337I5N01
Book Description Abbeville Pr, 1992. Condition: Very Good. 1st. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP97916937
Book Description Abbeville, New York, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. First edition. 1992. First edition. Hardcover, 4to., 272 pp. 251 color and b&w illustrations. Very good in very good dust jacket. Sunning to top and bottom edges of covers; soiling to top edge of text-block. Edgewear, rubbing and soiling to DJ; small loss and 2-inch closed snag to bottom right corner of front panel. Due to the size of this item, extra postage may be required for priority or international orders. Seller Inventory # d008581
Book Description Abbeville Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1992. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 272pp. Illustrated. Former owner's name/info is marked over in white-out on the front flyleaf. Some general wear/soil to the dust jacket Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 121982367-03
Book Description Abbeville, New York, 1992. Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A Near Fine copy in blue cloth of this tall-format volume, in an attractive Very Good dust jacket with light wear at the tips of the spine and flap folds. Seller Inventory # 030520
Book Description Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S., 1992. Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 4498693
Book Description Abbeville Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0896599337
Book Description Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S., 1992. Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Seller Inventory # 4619076