Alas, this is not a history of wallpaper. It's mostly a thinly veiled public relations effort to boost the manufacturers and sellers of contemporary wallpaper. Some of the designs of this modern paper are stunning and I was delighted turning the pages and looking at the pictures. The lily of the valley paper on the cover is an example of the beauty of some of these papers.
I didn't find the book useful or instructive. However, if you are decorating a very modern space and are looking for something to make a strong statement, you will find it here.