Wallpaper: The Ultimate Guide

Overview

Throughout their 300-year history, patterned paper wallcoverings have alternated wildly between being absolutely Oof the moment' or totally out of fashion. Recently, after more than a decade of blank white walls and minimalism, wallpaper has made a grand comeback - and its popularity shows no signs of abating.

This stunning book gets to the heart of the exciting contemporary wallpaper scene. Dividing the book into the three main areas of design - pasted pictures, fabulous ...

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Overview

Throughout their 300-year history, patterned paper wallcoverings have alternated wildly between being absolutely Oof the moment' or totally out of fashion. Recently, after more than a decade of blank white walls and minimalism, wallpaper has made a grand comeback - and its popularity shows no signs of abating.

This stunning book gets to the heart of the exciting contemporary wallpaper scene. Dividing the book into the three main areas of design - pasted pictures, fabulous florals and architectural illusions each section starts with what is happening now, then traces the history back through the key moments, developments, designers and manufacturers to the origins of the style. New young designers and established manufacturers, funky new layered images and classic designs, the latest visual technology and hand-painted historical scenes.

Each section also explains how to use this type of wallpaper in a variety of ways and rooms to obtain different effects. Expert advice on working out color schemes, mixing florals with geometrics, using large and small prints, zoning and other techniques is included.

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Editorial Reviews

Telegraph
Most impressive is the collection of 150 fill-size reproduction of the best contemporary wallpapers with detailed information of where to buy each.
House & Garden
There is no doubt that wallpaper is enjoying something of a renaissance, and Charlotte Abrahams ably captures the zeitgeist ...with a look at current trends, before deconstructing the history of each theme.
World of Interiors
Enjoyable ... and fun
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590204344
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 10/14/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Charlotte Abrahams is a freelance style writer specializing in design and interiors. She contributes to a variety of national newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian. She also regularly sits on selection panels for some of the world's leading design shows and is often asked to select trend- setting product for international trade fairs.
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