Wallpaper is high fashion, fueled by technology; by environmental concerns; and by a profusion of retro, luxury, humorous, and artistic ideas. Beginning with the individually printed sheets that formed the first wallpapers in the 15th century, this overview encompasses English flocked papers with repeats as large as seven feet, spectacular French panoramas encircling an entire room, and exquisitely printed bowers of roses. Shown in 369 color and black and white illustrations and discussed in detail, the medium has also been reinvented by William Morris, Art Deco, and the Bauhaus.
The Papered Wall
Author: Lesley Hoskins, ed.