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19 Aug 2008

Tapetboken


Tapetboken by Ingela Broström and Elisabeth Stavenow-Hidemark covers the history of wallpapers in Sweden. Written in Swedish -with a summary in English- it's a wonderful visual treat of patterns and colour. I was surprised to discover that early wallpapers were actually nailed onto walls.

2 comments :

Elizabeth said...

This book is beautiful. I am from a Swedish family and would love to have this book in my own library! Where did you buy it?

Karen said...

Elizabeth – I bought this book from the museum shop of Nordiska Museet, in Stockholm. If you google the book you'll find some Swedish online bookstores that sell it. Hope you can get it!