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Fabrics and Wallpapers for Historic Buildings

ISBN: 978-0-471-70655-7
568 pages
March 2005
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A thorough catalog of wallpaper designs and fabric types and patterns from 1700 to 1900

This new hardcover edition is a unique single-source presentation of the successful Fabrics for Historic Buildings and Wallpapers for Historic Buildings.

Featuring the entire content of both comprehensive, visually stunning books, Fabrics and Wallpapers for Historic Buildings offers:
* More than 1,000 authentically reproduced wallpaper designs, along with extraordinarily useful advice for answering the centuries-old question: "What shall we do with our walls?"
* Reliable, expert advice for choosing, buying, and installing the appropriate fabrics for historic interiors, complete with more than 600 fabric types and patterns and new information on twentieth-century fabrics

Fabrics and Wallpapers for Historic Buildings is an essential volume for everyone involved in restoring or researching American houses built between 1700 and 1900.
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Table of Contents


1700 to 1790: A Dependence on Imported Fabrics.

1790 to 1815: Changing Tastes and Technology.

1815 to 1840: Technological Advances and Complex Designs.

1840 to 1870: Increasing Diversity in Furnishing Fabrics.

1870 to 1900: New Influences and Variety.

The Twentieth Century: Innovation and Tradition.

Modern Textiles: Continuing a Tradition.




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Author Information

JANE C. NYLANDER is Director of Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. During her career, she's been a consultant to and president of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities in Boston; has taught at the University of New Hampshire, Boston University, and New England College; and has been curator of textiles and ceramics at Old Sturbridge Village.

RICHARD C. NYLANDER is Chief Curator and Director of Collections for the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities in Boston. In 1990, he was appointed by President George H. W. Bush and, in 2002, was reappointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the Committee for the Preservation of the White House.

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