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Bitten by Witch Fever: Wallpaper & Arsenic in the Victorian Home

Bitten by Witch Fever: Wallpaper & Arsenic in the Victorian Home


作者  /  Lucinda Hawksley

出版社 / THAMES & HUDSON LTD.

出版日期 / 2016/10/20

商品語言 / 英文

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定價 / NT$1,540

售價 / 79折, NT$ 1,217

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The shocking story of a deadly trend in Victorian wallpaper design, illustrated by beautiful and previously unseen arsenic-riddled designs from the British National Archives

In Germany, in 1814, Wilhelm Sattler created an extremely toxic arsenic and verdigris compound pigment, Schweinfurt green–known also as Paris, Vienna, or emerald green–which became an instant favorite amongst designers and manufacturers the world over, thanks to its versatility in creating enduring yellows, vivid greens, and brilliant blues. Most insidiously, the arsenic-laced pigment made its way into intricately patterned, brightly colored wallpapers and from there, as they became increasingly in vogue, into the Victorian home. As its use became widespread, commercial arsenic mines increased production to meet the near-insatiable demand. Not least of which was the UK’s largest mining plant, DGC whose owner was William Morris, originator of the British Arts and Crafts movement and arguably the finest wallpaper designer of his generation.

Bitten by Witch Fever (Morris’s own phrase to dismiss arsenic- and- wall-paper-related public health concerns in 1885) tells this fatal story of Victorian home décor, building upon new research conducted especially for this book by the British National Archive, on their own samples. Spliced between the sections of text are stunning facsimiles of the wallpapers themselves.
350+ illustrations, 250+ in color







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誠品26碼 /2681352811001
ISBN 13 /9780500518380
ISBN 10 /0500518386
EAN /9780500518380

頁數256
尺寸25X19.5CM
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語言英文
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