An Anthology of Decorated Papers

A Sourcebook for Designers



ISBN: 9780500518120 Categories: ,

P.J.M. Marks


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 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.

Additional information

Weight 1752 g
Dimensions 24.2 x 30.3 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 November 2015
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.2 x 30.3 cm
Weight 1752 g
P.J.M. Marks is Curator of Western Bookbindings at The British Library.