Published in September 2019, this book is a journey of rediscovery by Marthe of her work and ideas.
Edited by Alison Harley and published by Graphical House, The Making of Marthe Armitage Artist & Patternmaker, explores Marthe’s creative practice and processes that have produced a collection of beautiful and distinctive hand-made wallpapers, much in demand.
Original photography by Callum Rice and Oona Brown captures her archive gathered over sixty years of her life in Strand on the Green, her family’s home since 1939.
Marthe’s contribution to the world of pattern and print is set in context, alongside her own writing that expresses warmth and humour.
Her story is told through words and images, which combine to give a rich and personal narrative of Marthe Armitage, an eloquent voice in the realm of pattern-making and artisanal wallpapers.
Graphical House had the privilege of working alongside Marthe and her family, to explore, enjoy and celebrate a rich archive of work, and publish what signifies a seminal milestone in an incredibly long and distinguished career.