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was used in Europe in the 16th and 17th cent. as an inexpensive substitute for costly hangings. The French developed marbled papers, introduced from the East via Italy and used at first for box coverings, into larger sheets for wall coverings and also made other papers in small designs. Outlines were block-printed, and the color was filled in with brush or stencil. The flock technique of printing designs with an adhesive and sprinkling with fine bits of wool or silk was probably first adapted to wallpaper c.1620 in France, but by the 18th cent. England had become the principal manufacturer. Sets of painted Chinese paper were imported in the 17th cent. and by the 18th had become highly popular and were widely imitated. In France, Jean Papillon established in 1688 the first large wallpaper factory, where he made matching designs that would be continuous when pasted. In the 18th cent. paper was glued into continuous rolls before printing. Wallpaper was manufactured in the American colonies from the mid-18th cent. Colonial homes displayed various scenic and pictorial papers, often with tropical themes. The mid-19th cent. brought modern printing on roll paper, mass production, and decadence in design. The English Pre-Raphaelite artists, particularly William MorrisMorris, William,
1834–96, English poet, artist, craftsman, designer, social reformer, and printer. He has long been considered one of the great Victorians and has been called the greatest English designer of the 19th cent.
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, promoted a renaissance in wallpaper designs, and the 20th cent. has seen its fulfillment in England, France, and the United States. American designers have revived interest in landscape papers and have greatly developed frieze and panel papers through the medium of hand block printing.

Wallpaper

A decorative wall and ceiling finish composed of printed sheets glued to the surface; wood pulp paper was the kind first used.

What does it mean when you dream about wallpaper?

A dream that focuses on wallpaper could be calling attention to the surface appearance of something, or our attempts to cover something up.

wallpaper

[′wȯl‚pā·pər]
(computer science)
The design or image used as a computer monitor background.

wallpaper

Paper, or paper-like material, usually decorated in colors, which is pasted or otherwise affixed to walls or ceilings of rooms.

wallpaper

(1)
A file containing a listing (e.g. assembly listing) or a transcript, especially a file containing a transcript of all or part of a login session. (The idea was that the paper for such listings was essentially good only for wallpaper, as evidenced at Stanford, where it was used to cover windows).

The term is now rare, especially since other systems have developed other terms for it (e.g. PHOTO on TWENEX). However, the Unix world doesn't have an equivalent term, so perhaps wallpaper will take hold there. The term probably originated on ITS, where the commands to begin and end transcript files were ":WALBEG" and ":WALEND", with default file "WALL PAPER" (the space was a path delimiter).

wallpaper

(2)
The background pattern used on graphical workstations under the Microsoft Windows graphical user interface to MS-DOS.

wallpaper

A pattern or picture used to represent the desktop surface (screen background) in a graphical user interface (GUI). Although many wallpaper options come with each operating system, such as random images from the user's folder, any single image can be used. Many cellphones allow custom wallpapers for their screen backgrounds.

Live Wallpaper
Live wallpaper displays some moving object or continuous scene change for people who like the glitz of animation. However, in a portable device, live wallpaper is a battery drain.

Why Cover a Desktop with Wallpaper?
Years ago, someone who had too many sleepless nights programming must have thought it a great analogy because a screen desktop is vertical like a wall. With Windows XP, Microsoft decided to end the mystery and just call it "Background;" however, images are stored in the "Wallpaper" folder (c:\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper).
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3 If you're not sure where to start, take a big piece of the wallpaper and tape it in different places to help you decide.
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Wallpaper Updater is a freeware desktop wallpapers program.
Wallpaper is a cheap, bright and very efficient way to lift a room, so why not give it a go, suggests JULIA GRAY IF YOU want to liven up your walls, look no further than a roll or two of wallpaper.
Thick wallpapers, especially textured and embossed ones, and lining papers are ideal for covering up imperfections (wallpapers with a shiny or reflective surface will highlight lumps and bumps).
Of course, there are practical reasons why this all-encompassing installation could not be provided for most of the wallpapers on view.
The trend also suited us as an increasing number of interior designers in Bahrain chose to decorate walls with wallpapers rather than paint.
ONE of Nono's new wallpapers collections is called Flo and features a range of colourways.
representative of Denmark-based Ferm Living, Coop finds easy, innovative ways to transform her home--from stairs to ceiling--with modern, colorful wallpaper.
For a more understated look, check out Habitat's Very Important Product range, featuring floral wallpapers from fashion designer Matthew Williamson (flamboyant swirly florals and feathers in vibrant turquoise, golds and silvers) and Barbara Hulanicki (white petal outlines struck hollow against a black background).
It might be heretical to say this in the pages of a paint industry magazine, but wallpaper is making a comeback.