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Creator:
Cass, Caroline.
Title(s):

Grand illusions : contemporary interior murals / Caroline Cass ; with photographs by Tom Leighton.

Published/Created:
Oxford : Phaidon, 1988.
Physical Description:
160 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
MSS 17 Moss no. 20
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Roger W. Moss
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
"Shirley Smith's murals illustrated on pp. 25, 38-39, 43, 61, 152. Caroline Cass's survey of contemporary murals, like Patricia Seligman's book the year before ... was published in both England and the United States in several hardback and paperback editions. Here Shirley Smith's trompe l'oeil murals, the first of which he executed in 1976 for owners of the Doric Villa in Regent's Park, were properly credited."--Moss.
Moss, R.W. Richard Shirley Smith, 20
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original green cloth, with illustrated dust jacket.
BAC: From the Roger W. Moss Collection of manuscript, original art and printed material by and about Richard Shirley Smith.
Subject Terms:
Interior decoration -- England -- History -- 20th century -- Themes, motives.
Interior decoration -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Themes, motives.
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- England -- Themes, motives.
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States -- Themes, motives.
Mural painting and decoration, American -- Themes, motives.
Mural painting and decoration, English -- Themes, motives.
Phaidon Press -- Publisher.
Contributors:
Moss, Roger W., 1940- former owner.
Shirley Smith, Richard.
Leighton, Tom.
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  • Introduction
  • Murals in the 1930s
  • Murals in the Grand Manner
  • Tromp l'oeil murals
  • Corporate and commercial murals
  • Progressive murals
  • Romantic and decorative murals
  • Select bibliography
  • Index and addresses.

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