Selected Reading On Wall Coverings

Procedure code:
995002R
Source:
Preservation Technology Source Book
Division:
Finishes
Section:
Wall Coverings
Last Modified:
07/03/2016

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SELECTED READING ON WALL COVERINGS


This standard includes a listing of some known sources that may be referenced for additional information on specific issues relating to this subject.

ARTICLES/PAPERS

  • Bradbury, Bruce."(A) Laymen's Guide to Historic WallpaperReproduction."APT Bulletin, Vol. XVI, No. 1, 1984, pp.57-58. Kahn, Eve M. "Historic Wallcoverings." Traditional Building, January/February 1990, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 5-12.
  • Kelly, Robert M. "Specifying Reproduction Wallpaper." Traditional Building, January/February 1994, Vol.7, No.1, pp. 64-66."American Wallpaper Installation: Historic Technique and Modern Guidelines." The Interior's Handbook for Historic Buildings, Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: Historic Preservation Education Foundation, 1993,pp. 5-25 - 5-32.
  • Mailand, Harold F. "Fabric Wallcoverings: Historic Use, Cleaning and Conservation." The Interior's Handbook forHistoric Buildings, Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: Historic Preservation Education Foundation, 1993, pp. 5-21 - 5-24..
  • McNamara, Martin H. "Historic Wallpaper." The Old-House Journal, September/October 1991, pp. 36-40.
    Monkman, Betty C. "Changing Interior Tastes: Wall Treatments at the President's House." The Interior's Handbook for Historic Buildings, Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.:Historic Preservation Education Foundation, 1993, pp. 5-1 - 5-9.
  • Monnich, Joni. "Embossed Wallcoverings: The Ideal Choice for Your Walls." The Interior's Handbook for Historic Buildings, Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: Historic Preservation Education Foundation, 1993, pp. 5-17 - 5-19.
  • Munro, Susan Nash. "In Situ Cleaning of Wallpaper: A Rangeof Techniques." The Interior's Handbook for Historic Buildings, Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: Historic Preservation Education Foundation, 1993, pp. 5-11 - 5-16.
  • Weber, Anne E. "Twentieth Century Interior Materials: New Wall and Ceiling Finishes." The Interior's Handbook for Historic Buildings, Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: Historic Preservation Education Foundation, 1993, pp. 4-29 - 4-34.

BOOKS

  • Frangiamore, Catherine L. Wallpapers in Historic Preservation. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1977.
  • Gilmore, Andrea. "Preserving Wallpaper in Historic Homes - Simple Techniques For Cleaning and Maintaining Non-historic Wallpaper." CRM Bulletin, June-August 1985, pp.18-19. For a free copy, write: CRM Bulletin, National Park Service, P.O. Box 37127, Washington, D.C. 20013-7127. Weaver, Martin E., with F. G. Matero. Conserving Buildings: Guide to Techniques and Materials. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993.

OTHER REFERENCES

  • Bleekman, III, George M., et. al. "Twentieth Century BuildingMaterials: 1900-1950: An Annotated Bibliography." Washington, D.C.: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior and, Murfreesboro, TN: Middle Tennessee State University, 1993.


Last Reviewed: 2017-08-13