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         "Since the earliest days
    of civilization, walls told stories"

    C A P A B I L I T I E S
    •  bespoke sizes and colors
       •  sophisticated renewal
          •  turnaround, 4-6 weeks
       •  worldwide shipping
    •  environmentally friendly
    Wallpaper, Fabrics, Canvas
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    Printed by WALLQUEST
    - one of the most respected
    and innovative, versatile
    wallpaper manufacturers
    and designers in the US
    and the world, with sales
    in more than 60 countries

                     •  roll width, 54"
                     •  roll height, 4-10'
                     •  roll overlap, 2"

          •  FSC nonwoven paper
          •  commercial FR vinyl
          •  textures, grass papers

    •  special effects
    •  pearl, metallics
    •  hand painted

                •  organic cotton denim
                •  linen, silk, sateen
                •  linen textured poly

    •  exotique, mystique
    •  extremely rare heirlooms
    •  value added interior design

    A B O U T
    “DIGITAL CHIC” ®
        - a new 'word of art'
       'chic' - after French style,
       'Très chic', 'très hip!'
        very fashionable, smart
    'digital' - 1. electronic imaging
    and breakthrough printing
    we use to preserve and
    renew antique wallpaper
    to share exemplars of the
    finest scenic wallpaper in the
    world with new audiences -
    to give any room or hall
    19th century perspectives
    in museum quality design
    on new touchable walls

    LIKE SHRUBS IN FINE SILK,
    THE OCCASIONAL SPECKS
    AND GENTLE LINES AND
    SHADINGS IN NEW PRINTED
    SCENES ARE CHARACTERISTIC
    OF THE FINEST ARTISANS'
    HAND CARVING, PAINTING,
    AND WOOD BLOCK PRINTING
    ...
    WHICH GIVE THE SCENES
    THEIR DRAMATIC BEAUTY,
    AURAS OF HORIZONS, AND
    PATINA OF CENTURIES

    SPRING SPECIALS
     APRIL - Sepia Panels
      MAY - Framed Canvas
       JUNE - Organic Cotton

    WALLQUEST color
      separation artists
        and digital printers
          have renewed and
            custom printed all
              new collections of
            digital chic antique
          scenic wallpapers,
        well over 100 panels
      for Holly Alderman
    since 2013

    "CULTURAL INNOVATION is
      about investing in projects,
      uses and media in order to
      preserve and transmit our
      heritage to everyone.
      There is not one way
      to see Versailles."
      - Catherine Pegard
      President, Chateau
        de Versailles

    " D I G I T A L " - new meaning:
    - new paradigm, added value
    and power to transcend
    materiality, time, thought by
    accelerated computers,
    exponential technology,
    fundamental disruption
    never before imagined or
    or witnessed, using tools
    for intangible services in
    cyber dimensions media
    to share instant worldwide
    sights and collaborations,
    - old meaning: by hand

    " A U R A "
        "a unique phenomenon
            of a distance, however
               close it may be…"
    - Walter Benjamin
        'Art in the Age of
            Mechanical
               Reproduction'

    " W A L L V I E W S "
        - a new 'word of art'
    1. both view and wall,
    a provocative paradox

    2. a triple-entendre
    in panoramic digital chic,
    Aura + Art + Architecture
    = paradoxical provocations

    3. a rare phenomenon
    of perception unique
    to scenic wallpaper,
    in photos indiscernable,
    visible only by walking
    around a room to look
    into scenic auras from
    a variety viewpoints
    near and far: horizons
    stretch, ships set sail,
    clouds shift, travelers
    may at any moment
    beckon to you as a
    fellow figure forever
    on a promenade --
    seeing is believing


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    "GRISAILLE"   (griz-i)
    - from French, "gris"
    means: all grays.
    Decoration in tones
    of a single color
    especially gray.
    Also monochrome
    painting particularly
    for large walls
    for dramatic effect
    of light and shade
    and a pronounced
    sense of three-
    dimensionality.
    Renaissance artists
    used grisaille to
    depict or imitate
    relief sculpture
    in paintings.


    "SEPIA"
    - Latinized Greek.
    Brown or reddish-
    brown color named
    after the brown
    pigment derived
    from the ink sac
    of the common
    cuttlefish, named
    Sepia, used for
    writing, drawing,
    and as a wash by
    Leonardo da Vinci.


    "DUFOUR ATELIER"
    - Wendy Moonan,
    in "Antiques: Scenic
    Views, Even Indoors,
    On Wallpaper" in the
    NYTimes 2/28/98
      "Romantic visions,
    ...these rare
    wallpaper scenes
    were created in
    France in 1815
    by the atelier
    of Joseph Dufour
    with over a thousand
    hand cut wood blocks,
    16 by 19 inches,
    hand painted in
    tones of gray and
    brown (en grisaille,
    and en sepia) and
    hand printed on
    rag paper panels.
    ...
      "Joseph Dufour was
    THE LEADING FRENCH
    MAKER of scenic
    wallpaper during
    the French Empire
    and Restoration
    periods. Known for
    fine engravings
    of Paris, London
    and Constantinople,
    he produced a lot
    of wallpapers after
    1815 for export to
    England and America."




    "THE PANELS OPEN UP
       a space because they
       are landscapes with
       the illusion of depth.
       Put one in a small
       room and it will
       immediately give
       the impression
       that the room is
       far bigger. Put
       one in a dark
       or narrow room
       like a hallway and
       it immediately gives
       you the illusion
       of air and light."

    - Carolle Thibalt-Pomerantz
      author, dealer, speaker
      Paris and New York
      @antiquewallpaper





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    "Scenic wallpaper
      inspires designers
        to dream their way...
          not only into
            a bygone era
              but also into
                a better one"
      - Walter Benjamin
        19th century Paris













    Aldermans
    in
    Architectural Arts
    since 1877

    Holly Alderman
      @aldermanarts
    2018 Digital Chic
    2013 Digital Wallpaper
    2007 Digital Fabrics
    2004 Digital Murals
    National Academy
       Mural Fellowship
    HollyAlderman.com
    1995 Public Art
    TA, Design Science
    Harvard College

    Bissell Alderman FAIA
    Architect, artist
       (1912-1999)
    1948 Alderman & MacNeish
    Architects and Engineers
      Central New England
    WWII Medal of Freedom
    Professor of Architecture
    1935 MIT Architecture

    George P.B. Alderman
    Architect
       (1862-1942)
    1885 Alderman & Co.
       Holyoke, New England
    1877 Apprentice
      Cass Chapman
      Chicago






    "Alderman" - n. Southern English: status
    name from Middle English,
    alderman, Old English
    ealdorman, literally ‘elder’.
    In medieval England an
    alderman was a member
    of the governing body of
    a city or borough; also
    the head of a guild.
    - Dictionary of American
    Family Names ©2013,
    Oxford University Press





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