An Anthology of Decorated Papers: A Sourcebook for Designers

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A collection of gorgeously reproduced decorated papers alongside a thoughtful and carefully researched history of this often-overlooked art

Rich in ornamentation, decorated papers have been in use for centuries―as wrappers and endpapers for books, as the backing for playing cards, and even as
linings for chests and cases. Yet despite the many contexts in which they can be found, they often go unnoticed. This remarkable new book not only showcases
several hundred of the best and most exquisite examples of decorated paper but also provides a fascinating introduction to its history, traditions, and techniques.

Drawing on the Olga Hirsch collection at the British Library, one of the largest and most diverse collections of decorated papers in the world, this beautifully produced anthology will both delight and inspire designers, bibliophiles, and anyone with a love of pattern and decoration. 256 illustrations

Fabrication: Hard cover
Dimensions: 20cm x 25cm