Zuber is the last company in the world to print scenic wallpapers using woodblocks. Their factory began making wallpapers in 1797 in Rixheim, France, in the same space they occupy today. Their collection contains over 100,000 seventeenth- and eighteenth-century woodblocks which are still used to create the friezes and wallpapers that evoke fantastic lands and exotic scenes. Some designs require as many as a thousand woodblocks to print one mural. Is it any wonder that in 1995 the French ministry of culture classified Zuber’s original woodblocks historical monuments?
On Wednesday April 14, at 6pm, there will be a lecture entitled “Leisure in Georgian England” by Wendell Garrett.