The Shadow Traps

Episode 16. The Purpose of Film as Revealed in a Discussion About Wallpaper

July 30, 2019 Irfan Shah Season 1 Episode 16
The Shadow Traps
Episode 16. The Purpose of Film as Revealed in a Discussion About Wallpaper
Chapters
0:11
Paul Valery as quoted by Walter Benjamin
2:41
A theory (possibly misconceived)
4:02
The story of linoleum
5:40
The story of Lincrusta-Walton
14:13
Arts and Crafts
16:51
Lizzie's response
19:57
From wallpaper to film
The Shadow Traps
Episode 16. The Purpose of Film as Revealed in a Discussion About Wallpaper
Jul 30, 2019 Season 1 Episode 16
Irfan Shah

We use our information on the Le Princes' experiences with the Lincrusta-Walton wallpaper process to try and help us understand what their attitudes to film might have been. How could this work? Because the nineteenth century saw a change in the way Art was produced and experienced and it started with the most unassuming of forms. The decorative arts underwent a transformation because of the industrial processes that became available and as a result of the swathes of mechanically reproduced pieces that appeared, there was a debate about whether such products could ever be art, or could possess real beauty. Where the Le Princes stood on this, could provide us with more clues as to who they were as people.

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We use our information on the Le Princes' experiences with the Lincrusta-Walton wallpaper process to try and help us understand what their attitudes to film might have been. How could this work? Because the nineteenth century saw a change in the way Art was produced and experienced and it started with the most unassuming of forms. The decorative arts underwent a transformation because of the industrial processes that became available and as a result of the swathes of mechanically reproduced pieces that appeared, there was a debate about whether such products could ever be art, or could possess real beauty. Where the Le Princes stood on this, could provide us with more clues as to who they were as people.

Paul Valery as quoted by Walter Benjamin
A theory (possibly misconceived)
The story of linoleum
The story of Lincrusta-Walton
Arts and Crafts
Lizzie's response
From wallpaper to film