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How To Electroplate Baby Shoes for Pleasure and Profit
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Books and materials relating to the applied arts prior to 1918; their use in architecture & interior design; the design of handworked and manufactured objects including: ceramics, metalwork, wood, jewelry, textiles, glass, furniture, graphics, clocks & watches, toys, leather, etc.

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Racinet, Auguste, L'Ornement Polychrome, Paris, Firmin-Didot et Cie, n.d. [c.1880], second series, elephant folio (16.25" x 11.5"), HB, red cloth boards w/ gilt spine titles, VG / none. Owner's bookplate & discoloring to ffep, light fingersoiling throughout, spine faded.

100 color, chromolithographic plates with gold- and silver-overprinting, each accompanied by descriptive text. 55 page introduction. Corresponds to Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament, the comparable English publication (also listed on this site). A magnificent publication, Firmin-Didot et Cie was one of the finest lithographers in Paris at the time.

Studies of ornament, surface patterns and motifs adapted from borders, tiles, carved wood panels, jewelry, pottery, china, weapons, etc. Sources from Primitive, Egyptian, Assyrian, Greek, Greco-Roman, Etruscan, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Persian, Arabian, Moorish, Byzantine, Middle Ages, Byzantine, Celtic, Romanesque, Renaissance, and XVI, XVII, XVIII Centuries.

L'Ornement was and is a valuable research tool for the study of the development of design. It was utilised in the creation of the Henry II style, popular from the late 19th century through the 1940s and the Gothic Revival, among others.

A highly recommended reference of historic decoration, pattern, design motifs and color - practical for designers, artists, restoration craftsmen or the printing arts collector.    [Book ID # 1390]


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