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An anthology of decorated papers : a sourcebook for designers / P.J.M. Marks.

Author/creator Marks, P. J. M. author.
Other author/creatorBritish Library.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info London : Thames & Hudson, 2015.
Copyright Notice ©2015
Description256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Portion of title Decorated papers
Summary This remarkable and beautiful book brings together a collection of decorated papers dating from the 16th to the 20th century. They were produced for a wide variety of uses: as wrappers and endpapers for books, as the backing for playing cards, and even as linings for chests and cases. Some decorated papers were used as humble pictures for display in churches and the home; some were sold as souvenirs to pilgrims; and others were used merely as wrappings for foodstuffs such as gingerbread and chocolate. What unites all the papers in the book is the richness of their ornamentation and the thin, flexible characteristics of the original sheets. They are all further united by having been collected by Olga Hirsch (1889-1968), a trained bookbinder who left her collection of some 3,500 papers to the British Library, where they remain one of the largest and most diverse collections of decorated papers in the world. The collection has never previously been published except as a mini-format 64-page introductory gift book.0This new beautifully designed album of the best and most exquisite papers in the collection will be a revelation and an inspiration to designers, bibliophiles and anyone with a love of pattern and ornamentation.
General note"British Library."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formIllustrated works.
ISBN9780500518120 hardcover
ISBN0500518122 hardcover

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Joyner General Stacks NK8552.5 .G7 H576 2015 ✔ Available Place Hold

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