The Wallpaper Book


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Preface • A Brief History of Wallpaper: The Chinese Influence; Early Days; Eighteenth-century Elegance; Nineteenth-century Novelties; The Modern Age Arrives; Motifs for the Masses • Walls with a View: Panoramic Papers; Wallpaper Murals • A Private Paradise: Arts and Crafts; Form and Function; Setting a Style • The Art of Interiors: Encounters on Canvas; Off the Wall • Colour and Motif: Illusions and Grandeur; Timeless Trends; Colour Codes • International Style: A Wallpaper World Tour; Eastern Inspirations • The New Wave: Classics with a Twist; A Baroque Revival; Big and Bold; Playtime; Retro Style; The Digital Age; Artistic Expression; Women’s Work • Haute Couture: Living Tradition; A Taste of Nostaligia; Personal Touches; Cabinets of Curiosities; The Future’s Bright • Conclusion • Sources

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Packed with more than 300 illustrations, this lavish book explores the art of wallpaper from its historical beginnings to the present day

About the Author

Geneviève Brunet writes widely on art, architecture and design for many international newspapers and journals.


'Lavishly illustrated, but also a good read thanks to the inclusion of juicy facts, quotes and anecdotes that put wallpaper into the wider context of art and literature … a worthy addition to any interior enthusiast’s library' - The World of Interiors

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