Stuttgart: Verlag von Paul neff, 1880. Dritte Auflage. Hardbound. Original cardboard case surrounding the loose sheets, with paper label. (iv), 60, (6) pages, 100 chromolithographic plates with accompanying leaves of text. VG. Plates are clean and crisp, slight soiling here and there at the extremities. The box itself is held together with old duct tape. Item #118408
An astounding set of 100 vividly colored plates and their accompanying text (in German). In this book, we see examples and illustrations of ornamental designs on porcelain, tapestries, enamels, silks, jewellery, illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, jewelry, furniture, etc. from Greek, Byzantine, Indian, Renaissance, Celtic, Arab, Persian and many other styles of design. Bookpress (Williamsburg, VA) states: Third German edition. First published in ten parts from 1869-1873, this third German edition uses the same plates as the first, printed by Didot of Paris. Racinet's work, along with Owen Jones's "The Grammar of Ornament", are the two great ornament books of the age. Stunning plates.
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