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Author Marks, P. J. M, author.

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

Publication Info. London : Thames & Hudson, 2016.
©2016

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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    745.54 MAR    Available
 GDL Pacific Park Library Non-Fiction    745.54 MAR    Available
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Description 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm.
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "British Library."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This 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.
Subject Decorative paper.
Marbled papers.
Added Author British Library.
Added Title Decorated papers
ISBN 9780500518120 (hbk.)
0500518122 (hbk.)

 
    
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