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What an interesting find...

  • Sep 30, 2010
Rating:
+3
Definitely--judge this book by its cover!

As pictured, the white-stripe is a paper wrap.

This is a beautiful book, telling the story of an Australian woman who lived from 1899-1977. Her adventures cover the range of change that happened in those years. For me, the details aren't terribly important. I bought it for the pictures--her wallpaper patterns--and came away with a fascinating story about a woman who never quit.

I love the illustrations; I wish they had been printed at a full repeat.

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In a volume as captivating as its subject,Florence Broadhurstpaints an unforgettable portrait of a woman ahead of her time. To this day, mystery shrouds her myriad personae starlet, couturier, painter as well as her unsolved murder. One thing, however, is certain: Broadhurst's place in the history of interior d cor. Recognized worldwide for her groundbreaking wallpaper patterns, this enigmatic Australian left behind a trove of exquisite work, brilliantly displayed here in the first-ever authorized biography of the design icon. Broadhurst's wallpapers out of circulation for nearly 20 years are just now being restored and sold globally to much fanfare. This amazing package showcases more than 100 never-before-published patterns and popular prints such as those owned by Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, and Carly Simon alongside a fascinating murder mystery.
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ISBN-10: 0811859371
ISBN-13: 978-0811859370
Author: Helen O'Neill
Genre: Arts & Photography
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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