Grand Illusions: Historic Decorative Interior Painting In North Carolina by Laura A. W. PhillipsGrand Illusions: Historic Decorative Interior Painting In North Carolina by Laura A. W. Phillips

Grand Illusions: Historic Decorative Interior Painting In North Carolina

byLaura A. W. Phillips

Hardcover | January 25, 2019

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With Grand Illusions, Laura Phillips brings to readers her findings after decades of study of decorative interior painting. The chief focus is on the walls of North Carolina residences in the nineteenth century with nods to examples in nonresidential and out-of-state structures. Types studied include wood-grained painting; marbled, stone-blocked, and smoked painting; stenciled painting; and trompe-l'oeil and scenic paintings. The volume includes an extended essay on the topic accompanied by a photographic catalog of the properties and examples.

Laura A. W. Phillips, architectural historian in Winston-Salem, is the author of Legacy of Faith: Rural Methodist Churches in North Carolina (2010), Transylvania: The Architectural History of a Mountain County (1998), and Simple Treasures: The Architectural Legacy of Surry County (1987), as well as local studies of architecture in Hick...
Title:Grand Illusions: Historic Decorative Interior Painting In North CarolinaFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:140 pages, 8.5 × 11 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 11 × 0.98 inPublished:January 25, 2019Publisher:North Carolina Office of Archives and HistoryLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0865264910

ISBN - 13:9780865264915


Editorial Reviews

The field of southern decorative arts studies has experienced tremendous advances in scholarship over the past fifty years. One area, however, that has long awaited its proper place in the spotlight is that of the South's remarkable legacy of historic decorative interior painting. Drawing upon thirty years of study of North Carolina's colorful decorative interiors, Laura Phillips invites us to step across the thresholds of the past into the vivid, surprising, and imaginative spaces that adorned this state's historic structures. This important publication not only delights the eye but also provides much needed documentation of the rich variety of decorative styles and techniques employed, the people involved, and the social significance of this fanciful world of Grand Illusions.--Sally Gant, Director of Education Emerita, The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts