Brochure 1, Landscapes of Antiquity - click pages to pop up
pages 2 and 3, double spread, left -
and right -
Celebrate the fresh look of new editions. The next custom bicentennial edition is scheduled to install 3 days before Thanksgiving, Nov. 23, 24, 25 in Dublin NH, right across Dublin Lake from where the Dufour originals were housed for 78 years from 1931 to 2009. Photos and videos of the installation process will be posted here and in twitter and youtube. Stay tuned for elevations.
Brochure 2 - cover - Views of Italy and the Bay of Naples
The Cay Collection, with special thanks to John and Billings Cay
page 2 - overview of new editions
page 3 - overview of historic originals in museums and homes
- envisioned by an artist on the vanguard -
Holly Alderman is the third generation of Aldermans to design and produce contemporary and classical architectural arts. Holly is passionate about both preservation of historic decorative arts and originality in design, and deeply interested in clients' aesthetic values and vision.
Holly Alderman creates new custom editions of antique wallpapers and art prints and custom painted one of a kind commissions for designers from LA to Istanbul to Bangkok.
For art news from the studio, connect with Holly on linkedin.com.
Alderman blends Classical themes for their potential to inspire contemporary imagery, and to awaken new audiences to the power and proportions of icons deeply embedded in our visual culture.
As a National Academy Mural Fellow in New York Alderman explored new digital imaging and layered see-thru photography -- to imagine a new format for wallpaper art. Alderman's digital imaging and wide format printing offer opportunities for design innovations for murals, paintings, fabrics and furnishings. Her new formats are also adapted to window shades and curtains, panoramas, woven tapestry, garden banners and flags, framed prints and fashion statements.
She has produced historical exhibitions and edited catalogs while becoming an artist and photographer in original new arts techniques.
Alderman collaborates with printers near Philadelphia, from her art decor studios in Jaffrey NH, above. She lived in Cambridge and Belmont MA with her family with design and publishing businesses in Harvard Square. She grew up in the Pioneer Valley near the Connecticut River with summers in the mountain zone.
She blends nature, landscapes and gardens in original layered photo imagery with classical themes, echoes of proportion and symmetry. She renews Empire style antique woodcut wallpaper scenes, panoramas from Paris of two centuries ago.
In early 2015, Holly presented the first new collection and customized editions of Dufour woodcut wall scenes in over 175 years: state of the art, digitized collections all made in USA on forest certified wallpapers and organic fabrics, custom printed near Philadelphia for delivery anywhere.
Alderman's custom antique editions and privately commissioned art originals appear in residences and restaurants, offices and parks, from Palm Beach to Houston to Sausalito to Lake Forest to Manhattan to London. Her original blends, historical exhibitions, fabrics and paintings have been shown at Bellevue House, Newport American Renaissance Gardens, the Chelsea Flower Show, Architectural Digest Show, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Harvard Club of New York, Boston Public Library, Brickyard in Cambridge, Sharon Arts Center; published in Three Quarks Daily, Digital Graphics Magazine, PMA Magaine, and covers of Great Output, PW, Harvard Magazine among others; and her murals and one of a kind painted decor and collage have been featured on Dream House, TOH and Today.
When Alderman was a fellow in the National Academy Mural Fellowship in New York, her presentation of new formats of digital murals of Central Park and the Upper East Side were called by NY critic Francis V. O'Connor, "The best I've seen in years." She has always been interested in painting and art history and in the structure of design. She was first appointed an assistant art teacher at 16 and became chair of the Design Science Group at Harvard as a TA and producer of exhibitions and national symposia at the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, in Corbusier's Carpenter Center where her definitive structural pattern silk screens were exhibited for over 20 years (and the portfolio appeared at the International Symmetry Congress at the Hungarian National Gallery). She studied with Grace Graupe-Pillard, Robert S. Neuman, Rudolph Arnheim, Varujan Boghosian, Paul Rotterdam and Mirko.
Her father, Bissell Alderman FAIA photographed architectural modernism in Europe in 1938-39 and taught architecture and city planning at MIT, University of Washington and the BAC, then established the firm, Alderman and MacNeish, Architects and Engineers, designers of hundreds of modern public and private buildings, including modern houses in Belmont, Lexington, South Hadley and the Monadnock region. He grew up on a park avenue of Victorian homes designed by his father who had apprenticed in 1890s Chicago to become a Classical architect of New England town halls, city retail blocks, factories, expansive homes and brick apartments. Aldermans built houses in Salisbury, Farmington, Granby and Stamford, Connecticut since the late 1600s. Holly's mother grew up in the Compton family of physicists in Princeton and Cambridge.
Holly loves gardens, music and theatre and participates in the arts and issues of public interest as a board member of Electric Earth Concerts and on the Amos Fortune Forum committee in the Monadnock region. She has moderated workshops on digital innovations for interior design at the Boston Society of Architects annual conferences, and taught decorative painting in Cambridge and Peterborough. She was a member of the Harvard Advisory Committee on the Arts for over 20 years and a writer for the Harvard Overseers and the President's Office, the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, as well as a member of Cambridge Rotary and the Art Directors Club of Boston. She designed the best seller, Woman's Almanac, 12 How to Handbooks in One with her cover on the cover of Publishers Weekly. She won a few tennis tournaments, golf driving contests, slalom races and prizes in art, math, Latin, English, French, history. Her children live in Brooklyn, Long Beach and Jaffrey and work in theatre, math and landscape.
To discuss your design vision or art concept, call Holly Alderman at the studio, 617-733-5493 or email email@example.com. Holly looks forward to talking with you about your design vision and space.