The cultural history of wallpaper
With Michael Lech and Jude Stewart
Wallpaper, once dismissed as old and fusty, is having something of a resurgence of late. But what is its cultural history? Michael Williams from the ABC’s Blueprint for Living speaks with Michael Lech, curator at the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collections, Sydney Living Museums, and Jude Stewart, Chicago based design writer and journalist and author 'Patternalia: An Unconventional History of Polka Dots, Stripes, Plaid, Camouflage, and Other Graphic Patterns'.
Talks & webinars
The many sources in the Caroline Simpson Library that can bring colour to the homes of past, with Matthew Stephens
A Parade of Animals in Nurseries, with Michael Lech
The self-help books of the 19th century, with Marina Grilanc
Colour in the Australian Home, with Michael Lech