learning and research bibliography


A list of recommended reading.

Key books:

  • Hoskins, L. [ed], The Papered Wall: the History, Patterns and Techniques of Wallpaper (Thames & Hudson London 2005)
  • Rosoman, T., London Wallpapers: Their Manufacture and Use 1690-1840 (London 2010)
  • Saunders, G., Wallpaper in Interior Decoration (London 2002)
  • Taylor, C. Wallpaper (Shire Books 1991)
  • Wells-Cole, A., Historic Paper Hangings from Temple Newsam and Other English Houses (Temple Newsam Country House Studies No. 1, Leeds 1983

Additional references:

  • Anderson, J., Glorious Splendor: The 18th Century Wallpapers in the Jeremiah Lee Mansion in  Marblehead, Massachusetts (2013).
  • de Bruijn, E., Bush A. P., Clifford, H., Chinese Wallpaper in National Trust Houses (National Trust 2014).
  • Crace, J. G., The Crace Papers: Two Lectures on the History of Paperhangings, 1839 (Foreword & Comments by A.V. Sugden & E. A. Entwisle, 1939).
  • Entwisle, E.A., A Literary History of Wallpaper (Batsford, London 1960).
  • Entwisle, E.A., The Book of Wallpaper: A History and an Appreciation (Kingsmead Reprints, Bath, 1970).
  • Greysmith, B., Wallpaper (1976).
  • Khan, S. Paper Tapestry, Epsom Wells & The Origin of English Wallpaper 1680-1720. (2012).
  • Kelly, R. M., The Backstory of wallpaper: Paper-Hangings 1650 – 1750. (2013).
  • Koldeweij, E., The Marketing of Gilt Leather in Seventeenth-century Holland (Print Quarterly, XIII, 1996).
  • Kosuda-Warner, J., Landscape Wallcoverings (Scala, London; Cooper-Hewitt New York, 2001).
  • Kosuda-Warner, Joanne, Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s (exhibition catalogue, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, 1995).
  • Lynn, C., Wallpaper in America from the Seventeenth Century to World War I (Norton, New York, 1980).
  • Nouvel-Kammeerer, O., Wallpapers of France 1800-1850 (Zwemmer, London; Rizzoli, New York 1981).
  • Nouvel-Kammerer, O., French Scenic Wallpaper, 1795-1865 (Paris 1990; English ed. 2000).
  • Nylander, R.C., et al, Wallpaper in New England (SPNEA, Boston, 1986).
  • Nylander, R.C. Wallpapers for Historic Buildings (The Preservation Press, Washington D.C. 1992).
  • Oman, C.C., and Hamilton, J., Wallpapers: A History and Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (London 1982).
  • Parry, Linda, ed., William Morris (Philip Wilson Publishers in association with the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1996).
  • Saumarez Smith, C., Eighteenth-Century Decoration: Design and the Domestic Interior in England (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1993).
  • Saunders, G., Woods, C., Heyse-Moore, D., Keeble, T. Walls Are Talking. (The Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester & KWS Publishers 2010).
  • Schoeser, Mary, Sanderson: The Essence of English Decoration, (Thames & Hudson 2010).
  • Stavenow-Hidemark, E. (ed.), New Discoveries, New Research, papers from the international wallpaper conference at the Nordiska Museet, Stockholm 2007. (2009).
  • Sugden, A.V., and Edmondson, J.L., A History of English Wallpaper; 1509-1914 (Batsford 1926).
  • Sugden, A.V., Wallpaper Manufacturers Association 1899-1949, The Pattern of a Great Organisation (1949).
  • Sugden, A.V. & Entwisle, E. A., Potters of Darwen, A Century of Wallpaper Printing by Machinery (1939).
  • Thibaut-Pomerantz, Carolle, Wallpaper: A History of Style and Trends.(Flammarion.2009).
  • Teynac, L., et al, Wallpaper: A History (London 1982).

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