The Papered Wall: History, Pattern, Technique

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Lesley Hoskins
Abrams, 1994 - Design - 256 pages
Drawing on extensive new research, this book traces the history of wallpaper from its beginnings around 1500 to the latest products of technology. From hand-painted Chinese panels to those used in contemporary homes, this readable volume contains 350 beautiful illustrations, most in full-color. Includes a useful care guide. Index.

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The history of wallpaper reflects the technological, artistic, and social developments that have taken place since the 15th century, when printing presses produced "dominos"-single sheets of block ... Read full review


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Lesley Hoskins is a Specialist Curator at the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, Middlesex University, and a curator in the field of nineteenth- and twentieth-century interiors and wallpapers.

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