Marble is the cheapest wallpaper
Marble will not yellow. But this is not the only reason why its quality could be stated to be more durable than any other wall-covering. Is it not that the notion of “permanent value” of a certain material implies its resistance to fashion? And, is it not so that marble-not at all immune to misuse-is less prone to fashion changes than a clothing material which could be as cheaply manufactured as a wall-paper?
In other words: marble is cheaper because it is more valuable?
The St. Cross Pharmacy in the small town of Peuerbach in Upper Austria, almost completely covered in Unterberg marble is exactly pre-destined for such speculations on material and clothing. The word “wall-papering” could be here used only in a metaphorical sense as the marble in this case is not glued but, with the exception of the floor, exclusively screwed.