The Art of Wallpaper

Colour • Draw • Create


Colour, complete and create your own wallpaper patterns, taking inspiration from wallpapers in the V&A’s outstanding collection


ISBN: 9780500480205 Categories: ,


The choice of wallpaper – an intricate floral motif, a complex repeat pattern or a bold abstract design – can transform a room. The Art of Wallpaper: Colour • Draw • Create showcases inspirational wallpapers from the V&A’s outstanding collection, from intricate hand-drawn designs to bold, woodblocked prints, and invites readers to create designs of their own.

The book begins with a brief history of wallpaper manufacture and design. The activities are divided into four sections, becoming progressively more difficult: Experiment with Colour, Complete the Repeat, Fill in the Gaps and Create Your Own. Thumbnails at the end of the book identify all the featured designs.

Wallpaper’s ubiquity and versatility have allowed designers to innovate and experiment with colour, technique and style. This book encourages readers to explore the endless variety of this medium and provides inspiration for new designs.

Additional information

Weight 491 g
Dimensions 21.5 x 27.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 13 October 2017
Number of pages 96
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21.5 x 27.1 cm
Weight 491 g


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