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Treasures in Focus: Decorated Papers
Decorated Papers appear all around us; they feature in stationery, they line cabinets, wrap gifts, backplaying cards, form the endpapers in books, and adorn interiors in the form of wallpaper. The Olga Hirsch collection of decorated papers at the British Library has been described as one of the largest and most remarkablecollections of such items in the world. This pocket-sized introduction illustrates a range of these exquisite papers from Europe and Japan, showing different decorating techniques such as woodblockprinting, marbling, embossing and paste painting. The introductory text describes the different techniques aswell as the significant industry that grew up around these papers in various European cities.
Author: P. J. M. Marks
Brand: British Library Publishing
Number of pages: 64 pages
Dimensions: 12 x 10cm
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