Free Downloads
Landscape Wallcoverings (Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution)

The Cooper-Hewitt's Department of Wallcoverings - the most comprehensive survey of wallcoverings in the USA - holds over 10,000 examples. The collection is particularly rich in examples of 19th-century Frenchpapers, depicting exotic landscapes, as well as 19th- and 20th-century by photography. A selection of the most significant of these papers forms the subject of this book. At the heart of the landscape wall-covering lies society's views towards nature and its interpretation within daily life. Joanne K. Warner documents changing attitudes towards the natural landscape in Europe and the USA through wallpapers of the 18th- and 19th- and 20th-centuies. One hundred colour illustrations reveal the cultural connections between interior design and the actual landscape. The author shows how industrial production allowed experimentation with stylized and geometric patterns, which superseded more realistic panoramas, as the 20th-century embraced the modern.

Series: Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Paperback: 112 pages

Publisher: Scala Publishers (December 26, 2006)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1857592395

ISBN-13: 978-1857592399

Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 8.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,756,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #332 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > Decorating & Design > Painting & Wallpapering #624 in Books > Arts & Photography > Architecture > Decoration & Ornament #640 in Books > Arts & Photography > Decorative Arts & Design > Interior & Home Design > Decoration & Ornament

Fantastic subject matter . It would be better if the book showed all the Zuber and Dufour scenic patterns and was larger format. There is a better book available "Scenic Wallpapers " the only problem is the high price.. Try the library for inter library loan.

Although I have about 50 books on the subject, whenever I see a used copy of this book I snag it as a gift for friends with whom I wish to share my passion. Easy, comprehensible, beautiful!

Landscape Wallcoverings (Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution) Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes, and Curios from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Smithsonian Handbooks: Insects (Smithsonian Handbooks) Lifeboat Gallantry: The Complete Record of Royal National Lifeboat Institution Gallantry Medals and How They Were Won 1824-1996 Five Centuries of Hanukkah Lamps from The Jewish Museum: A Catalogue Raisonné (Published in Association with the Jewish Museum, New York S) The Copan Sculpture Museum: Ancient Maya Artistry in Stucco and Stone (Peabody Museum) Books of Breathing and Related Texts -Late Egyptian Religious Texts in the British Museum Vol.1 (Catalogue of the Books of the Dead and Other Religious Texts in the British Museum) Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic Collection (Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge) National Electrical Code 2002 (softcover) (National Fire Protection Association National Electrical Code) Emperors' Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei 100 Baseball Icons: From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Vasa I: The Archaeology of a Swedish Royal Ship of 1628 (Statens Maritima Museer (National Maritime Museum of Sweden)) Cooper Gets an X-Ray Cooper Gets a Cast Gallantry Medals & Decorations of the World (Leo Cooper/Pen & Sword Books' Collectors Series) When the AK-47s Fall Silent: Revolutionaries, Guerrillas, and the Dangers of Peace (Hoover Institution Press Publication) The Most Famous Speeches of Abraham Lincoln: The History of the Cooper Union Address, the Gettysburg Address, and the Second Inaugural Address North Korea after Kim Il Sung: Continuity or Change? (Hoover Institution Press Publication) Cooper's Creek: Tragedy and Adventure in the Australian Outback