What is this?
Sample folder containing descriptive text relating to mezzotone scenic wall decorations and miniatures of five Ilonka Karasz designs: Serenade, Sand Gardens, Byzantine Curtains, Arches and Arabian Nights.
Why is this in our collection?
Arabian Nights is one mural from a collection of five produced in 1948. The mural is divided into three distinct views, the two ends showing building exteriors while the center view looks through a colonnade into a courtyard. Through this view one can see all manner of decorative fences, roof tops, a cupola, even a pair of nesting birds. The two end views show elaborate tile work and a number of horseshoe-arched windows, common features in Islamic architecture. This mural was contained on a single panel measuring 37 x 95 inches and could be installed in a variety of ways: it could be used by itself, it could be hung with multiple panels end to end, or it could be installed in brick fashion to fill an entire... more
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s, April 11, 1995 - August 20, 1995