Historic Buildings: Wall Papers, Fabric, Lighting


Historic Buildings: Wall Papers, Fabric, Lighting

  • This book stack includes a trio of interior design books.  Soft covered, very gently used, in good condition.

    • Wall Papers for Historic Buildings: A Guide to Selecting Reproduction Wallpapers, second edition, by Richard C. Nylander.  This book explains what reproductions of wallpaper are available, when and where it is appropriate to use them and how to purchase them. Wallpapers contains over 1,350 different wallpapers from 1700 to 1910, describing American and foreign designs and borders as well as scenic, plain and embossed papers.


    • Fabrics for Historic Buildings: A Guide to Selecting Reproduction Fabrics  by Jane C. Nylander.  How can an appropriate fabric be selected to reupholster a family heirloom chair, make new draperies for a 100-year-old house or restore the furnishings of an entire house to their original appearance? This book explains how to choose, buy and install the correct fabrics for historic interiors.


    • Lighting for Historic Buildings  by Roger W. Moss.  Few people want to return to the days when light came mainly from candles, kerosene, gas or available sunlight. But acceptable ways of re-creating old lighting do exist, and this book shows how to find them. This invaluable guide provides both a history of lighting in America, and a catalog of 481 suitable reproductions available today. Noted historian Roger Moss shows how interiors from the 1620s to the 1930s can be well lighted yet still maintain their character. 


     Book stacks are pre-packaged; no subtstitutions.