Watson-Guptill / V & A 2002
4to, blue bds with gold titling to spine F+/F 970 gms
(Order reference 14971).
An historical overview of wallpaper, with emphasis on 19th and early 20th century developments; notable for the sections on Chinese and Chinoiserie styles, and on William Morris. This is the first book to examine the history of wallpaper from the consumer's point of view. The Victoria and Albert Museum began collecting wallpapers from its foundation in 1856, and today has one of the finest collections in the world. This account of wallpaper in interior decoration naturally draws extensively on the material evidence in the V & A, but also sets the use and choice of wallpaper in the context of contemporary opinion, taste, income and social status. Includes bibliography and index.