While it has long been an essential element of interior decor, wallpaper is currently experiencing a creative boom. Designers everywhere are rediscovering its versatility and using it to achieve a variety of imaginative effects. This book explores the art of wallpaper from its historical beginnings to the present day. Beginning with the handcrafted papiers peints of the 18th century, through the Arts and Crafts movement, modernism and Pop Art, it traces the influences behind today's popular motifs and showcases a dazzling selection of the very best in contemporary wallpaper from all over the world. Packed with more than 300 illustrations, this lavish book offers a wealth of design inspiration for any home.