Wednesday, 21 May 2008

The Cutting Edge of Wallpaper

The Cutting Edge of Wallpaper looks at the techniques, products and designers at the forefront of contemporary wallpaper design. Divided into chapters according to the characteristics of wallpaper (geometric, architectural, figurative and interactive/ technical), the designers include Jane Gordon Clark, Neisha Crosland, Tracey Kendall, Timorous Beasties and over 70 others.

Wallpaper has recently experienced something of a renaissance. After years of minimalism; of plastered walls painted in neutral colours, people are again coming round to the idea of individual expression in
interior design. The enormous variety and scope that wallpaper allows for means that it is, at last, hip once more.

Three essays look at the medium in depth. The first explores the history of wallpaper, and how it has evolved. A second looks at wallpaper today, and the third, by Charles Stuckey, looks at the crossover between wallpaper and fine art. A beautiful, vividly illustrated publication, this book is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in design.

Cath Kidston, Jocelyn Warner, Neisha Crosland, Timorous Beasties, Allegra Hick, Jackson Chang, The Designers Republic, Wook Kim, Cole and Son, Blik, Rachel Kelly, Squigee, Paper Mills, Jane Gordon Clark, et al

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