The Painted House: Over 100 Original Designs for Mural and Trompe L'Oeil Decoration

The Painted House: Over 100 Original Designs for Mural and Trompe L'Oeil Decoration

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Author: Rust, Graham

 

Details: Product Description Stunning trompe l'oeil paintings grace the walls of dozens of stylish homes in Europe and America. This fascinating style book showcases the best of Rust's work--from dramatic entryway scenes to elaborate murals for the bedroom. Includes projects for every home, from small chimney boards to folding screens to full-room scenic paintings. 260 color illustrations. From Library Journal These three books look at decorative painting on a grand scale. Wrigley provides an overview of the art in her mostly inspirational rather than practical guide. She gives an international look at mural and trompe l'oeil painting in historical and contemporary settings, even including work by Rust. In his own work, Rust details his approach to trompe l'oeil by showing planned and in-situ projects that he has designed. He gives painting and planning advice as well as his sources for the inspiration of his designs. His book will be useful for experienced decoraters. Buckingham offers the amateur more detailed instructions for decorating walls, beginning with a review of necesarry equipment. She provides instructions for smaller projects before approaching larger-scale stenciling work such as painting mosaic floors and trompe l'oeil fireplaces, although stenciling is covered in better detail in Jane Gauss's Stencilling Techniques (LJ 5/15/96). While all are recommended where there is an interest, Buckingham and Rust should be the first choices for how-to collections. Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. About the Author Graham Rust is internationally renowned for his murals and ceiling paintings, which can be found in houses in Britain, Europe, and America. His drawings and paintings have been widely exhibited and special collections have been used as book illustrations, notably for editions of The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy, all by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Examples of his painting also appear in Some Flowers by Vita Sackville-West, The Fine Art of Dining (Bulfinch, 1995), and Decorative Designs (Bulfinch, 1996).