Chinese Wallpaper in Britain and Ireland

Chinese Wallpaper in Britain and Ireland - National Trust Series

Paperback (30 Oct 2018)

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Nominated for the 2019 Karel van Mander prize Chinese wallpaper has been an important element of western interior decoration for three hundred years. As trade between Europe and China flourished in the seventeenth century, Europeans developed a strong taste for Chinese art and design. The stunningly beautiful wall coverings now known as 'Chinese wallpaper' were developed by Chinese painting workshops in response to western demand. In spite of their spectacular beauty, Chinese wallpapers have not been studied in any depth until relatively recently. This book provides an overview of some of the most significant Chinese wallpapers surviving in the British Isles. Sumptuously illustrated, it shows how these wallpapers became a staple ingredient of high-end interiors while always retaining a touch of the exotic.

Book information

ISBN: 9781781300732
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: Philip Wilson Publishers
Pub date:
DEWEY: 747.30951
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 1456g
Height: 234mm
Width: 279mm
Spine width: 24mm