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FAQ & Glossary

FAQ in Formation
We welcome questions on our wallpapers, fabrics and framed art. 
Please email art director Holly[at]HollyAlderman.com.
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What are scans and digital Imaging? 
The term is often assumed to imply or include the "Digital Capture" or digital photography of a subject, processing, compression, storage, printing, display or publication of such images. A key advantage of a digital image, versus an analog image such as a film photograph, is the ability to print copies (especially very fine museum quality copies of original art) and copies of copies, or variations in size, coloration, texture, special effects, digitally indefinitely without any loss of image quality.
What is The Hamlen Collection? 
Wallpaper scenes, with design services for designers buyers, to compose the scenes in architectural elevations for client approvals, plus custom coloration and size in fine digital printing by Wallquest in USA, with delivery to more than 60 countries
2  Framed art canvas pairs & sets in many standard sizes and custom

3  Fabrics*, cottons, linens: Curtains, shades, pillows, table cloth sets, tea towels, T-shirts, skirts, tops, scarves, robes, jackets, custom suggestions welcome

4 Archival art prints*, print walls

5  Fine woven tapestry, throws

6  Room screens, summerboards

 Fine prints hand painted in studio

8  Public park murals on site

9  Art & photography on site

10  One of a kind commissions

*Expert workroom and framery

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GLOSSARY notes & quotes

in progress day by day

questions welcome!

AURA

"The definition of the aura... ‘a unique phenomenon of a distance, however close it may be’..." -- Walter Benjamin, Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

CHIC - understated elegance

CHINOISERIE

DIGITAL IMAGING

DIGITAL WEAVING

DUFOUR

ECO-CHIC wallcovering

FIRE RATING STANDARDS, wallpaper

FSC-Certified Paper: Forest Stewardship Council

GRISAILLE

HIGH COMEDY - Comedy set largely among cultured and articulate people and featuring highly complex, witty dialogue. Comedy dealing with polite society, characterized by sophisticated, witty dialogue and an intricate plot. 

MONADNOCK -- isolated hill of bedrock standing conspicuously above the general level of the surrounding area. Monadnocks are left as erosional remnants because of their more resistant rock composition; commonly they consist of quartzite or less jointed massive volcanic rocks.

PANORAMA

PATINA

TOUCHSTONE

WALLQUEST

ZUBER