Dear List members,
‘Le Papier Peint Art Nouveau - Création, Production, Diffusion’ is not a
photo book but a great publication which illustrate the importance of
photography in another interesting historical field within the history of
popular arts. Photography as an auxiliary science to study the use of
vintage Art Nouveau wallpapers.
I was very pleased to provide Jérémie Cerman with some images when he first
showed interest for the wallpapers visible in stereoscopic photographs from
French cabaret (Moulin Rouge & Folies Bergère) in my collection.
It proofs that historical photographs can be interesting for so many
different reasons, even for purposes and subjects which not look so obvious.
I was also surprised by the author’s request since, let be honest, most
people enjoy these cabaret images by peeping at these women dressed in
scanty opulent costumes.
Fortunately, some others are thrilled by the ephemeral qualities of richly
decorated wallpapers and devote a doctoral thesis on the subject followed by
a book on ephemeral belle epoque popular art.
This wonderful well researched and colorful richly illustrated study on the
history of Art Nouveau wallpaper is of interest to every serious photo
collector with a wider interests, exceeding the boundaries of his subject
matter. The book is a result of the author's, Jérémie Cerman, doctoral
thesis at the Panthéon-Sorbonne, university in Paris.
PS: coming soon in due course:
- A book on the history of the Moving Panorama with new thrilling
information never published before.
- A book from Hell with, with thanks too Denis Pellerin, Paula Fleming
& Brian May and a myriad of skeletons, devils and scanty opulent women too J
- And more books on Media Archaeology, Insect Media, Cabaret, even
about porn as one of the dark sides of our digital culture.