Places, histories, times, interests collide! Anyway, here are a few sample pages for your delight, with hopes that you might decide to order your own copy (by emailing me) or come and purchase on at the Poets-Live reading, May 10th 2011 in Paris!
Also, for anyone interested--Here are links to some of the cool Wallpaper sites out there in cyberspace (some I discovered during and some that I am only just discovering post-writing this chapbook). For example:
**The UK site for the Wallpaper History Society: http://wallpaperhistorysociety.org.uk/
**Zuber & Cie's fabulous site with many examples of their current, gorgeous "products" such as the image of the rose paper seen on the above sample page from the chapbook: http://www.zuber.fr/ Zuber's site of course names all the major metropolitain areas in the world where they have their showrooms, but its home base, Rixheim, is in small letters at the top of the site's pages! The image on their home page is one of the many "factories" that populated this area, so many of this style at the height of the fabric and paper industrial age.
**Wallpaper at Historic New England: http://www.historicnewengland.org/collections-archives-exhibitions/online-exhibitions/wallpaper
**Roland Piquepaille’s story “Wall to Wall Wallpaper” on his site: Articles & Texticles comparing Wallpaper and Animation techniques: http://www.articlesandtexticles.co.uk/2009/01/10/wall-to-wall-wallpaper/