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Author: RACINET M.A. Title: "L'Ornement Polychrome - Cent Planche en Couleur, or Et Argent - Contenant Environ de 2000 Motifs de Tous Les Styles - Art Anciens Et Asiatique, Moyen Age, Renaissance, XVII & XVIII Siecles "
Description: Firmin Didot, Paris circa l876. . Folio 55 page introduction on the history and uses of ornament; followed by 100 plates (image size 20cmsx29cms) The "Racinet" is one of the great "Grammar-of-Ornament" style works of the second half of the l9th Century The superb series of plates were printed by chromolithography by Firmin Didot in Paris; each plate accompanied by a leaf of descriptive text. A fine example of the printers art of the day. A useful and practical reference work for designers, colourists, restorers and historians of decoration - In this copy the plates and text are bound on stubs in a sturdy volume newly rebound in green buckram with leather spine lables. Although some 19th century ornament books have been reprinted the quality of these original plates can never be matched; indeed printing of this quality is now a thing of the past - the skill and techniques are lost..
Keywords: Ornament Pattern Textiles 22
Price: GBP 400.00 = appr. US$ 571.19 Seller: David Batterham Books
- Book number: 6487