Bitten by Wich Fever

Författare: Hawksley Lucinda

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Part social history and part design catalogue, this innovative book delves into the sinister historyof 19th-century wallpaper.

Beautiful to leaf through and compelling to read, 'Bitten by Witch Fever' is a highly original and captivating volume that interleaves facsimile sections of alluring, arsenic-laden wallpapers, all laboratory-tested for the first time, with thought-provoking narrative, tracing the arresting story of the manufacture, uses and effects of arsenic in the 19th-century home, in particular, the pigments ingrained in popular wallpapers.
Lucinda Hawksley reveals how pigments, such as Scheele’s green and Schweinfurt green, were created using arsenic to produce vibrant and durable dyes, which became instant favourites with wallpaper designers and householders alike.

Författare: Hawksley Lucinda

Art nummer: 6023528

Utgivningsår: 2016

Utgivare: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500518380

Antal sidor: 256

Kategori: Arkitektur