Scenic wallpaper inspires designers to dream their way not only into a bygone era, but also into a better one. --Walter Benjamin, 19th century Paris
Epic views of crossroads of cultures for centuries - Views of Antiquity, a storyteller panorama, a true epic. In 1776, Parisian artist J-B. Hilaire sketches travels with Count Choisseul-Gouffier sailing the Aegean coast with cartographers of the French Navy in search of famous sites from the Golden Age of Greece -- along the the western end of the ancient Silk Road from Smyrna (Izmir) to Ephesus, Istanbul, and Ottoman settlements, with camel caravans, soldiers on horseback, expansive vistas and classical ruins -- a year of re-discoveries. Count Choisseul-Gouffier and Hilaire return as heroes to Paris to publish Voyage pittoresque de...
Scenic wallpaper inspires designers and collectors to dream their way not only into a bygone era, but also into a better one. Walter Benjamin, 19th century Paris
Chinoiserie gardens hand painted in Guangzhou / Canton almost 175 years ago, now renewed for fine art reproduction in wallpaper, framed art on canvas, and fabrics