New Discoveries, New Research now available!

The volume "New Discoveries, New Research" is an outgrowth of an international wallpaper conference in Stockholm from 2007. It was published in Sweden in 2009. The book includes 12 essays on a variety of wallpaper topics, including a study of the output and working methods of Johan Norman, a late-18th century Swedish paperstainer. "Wallpaper in the Farmhouses of Halsingland" by Ingela Brostrom looks at how prosperous farmers mixed and matched decorative painting and wallpaper, and much much more. An excellent book and well worth the cost for the serious student of wallpaper.

table of contents:

From 'papiers en feuille' to 'decor': the industrialisation of decoration, by Bernard Jacque

Adam Petter Holmberg and the Etruscan Style, by Ursula Sjoberg

Chinese Papers and English Imitations in 18th Century Britain, by Clare Taylor

Wallpapers and the Restoration of Temple Newsam House, by Anthony Wells-Cole

The Octagon Room at Danson: evidence for a restoration with wallpaper, by Mary Schoeser

The French Scenic Wallpaper at 7 Church Road, Oare, Kent, by Treve Rosoman

Marketing Magic: the rise and fall of sanitary wallpapers, by Christine Woods

The dispersion of Art Nouveau wallpaper throughout Europe, by Jeremie Cerman

Johan Norman: the discovery of a Swedish 18th century paper stainer, by Elisabet Stavenow-Hidemark

Wallpaper in the Farmhouses of Halsingland, by Ingela Brostrom

The Digitalisation of some 6,000 Wallpapers from the Departement des papiers peints collections housed at the Musee des Arts decoratifs in Paris, by Veronique de La Hougue

Changing Papers - Saving Options, by Julian Self

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