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The Resource Bitten by witch fever : wallpaper & arsenic in the Victorian home, Lucinda Hawksley

Bitten by witch fever : wallpaper & arsenic in the Victorian home, Lucinda Hawksley

Label
Bitten by witch fever : wallpaper & arsenic in the Victorian home
Title
Bitten by witch fever
Title remainder
wallpaper & arsenic in the Victorian home
Statement of responsibility
Lucinda Hawksley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Publisher
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Beautiful to look at and compelling to read, this book is a highly original and captivating volume that interleaves facsimile sections of alluring, arsenic-laden wallpapers with thought-provoking narrative. It is tracing the arresting story of the use and effects of the toxic pigments ingrained in popular wallpapers of the nineteenth century. Hawksley presents the history of Scheele's green and schweinfurt green, pigments created using arsenic, which produced the vibrant shades whose brilliance made them instant favourites with wallpaper designers and householders alike. With the aid of contemporary case studies and reports in the press, she reveals how, by the middle of the century, manufacturers were producing millions of rolls of arsenical wallpaper, with devastating consequences for those working in their factories and for those living in rooms decorated with the deadly designs. The wallpaper sections display dazzling long-lost work from the great designers and printers of the age, including Christopher Dresser, Corbiere, Son & Brindle, Charles Knowles & Co. and Morris & Co.--whose owner was famously dismissive of the fatal effects of living with arsenic-filled wallpapers
Cataloging source
ERASA
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Hawksley, Lucinda
Dewey number
747.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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National Archives (Great Britain)
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  • Wallpaper, Victorian
  • Wallpaper, Victorian
  • Arsenic
Target audience
adult
Label
Bitten by witch fever : wallpaper & arsenic in the Victorian home, Lucinda Hawksley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn958378017
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780500518380
Lccn
2016931246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
747.3 H315 ; XX-N ; [A16BP019, #5, 4@$45.00, DLG/TKG].
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958378017
Label
Bitten by witch fever : wallpaper & arsenic in the Victorian home, Lucinda Hawksley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn958378017
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780500518380
Lccn
2016931246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
747.3 H315 ; XX-N ; [A16BP019, #5, 4@$45.00, DLG/TKG].
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958378017

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