Sales Meyer, A handbook of ornament.

With 300 plates, containing about 3000 illustrations of the elements and application of decoration to objects. Third English edition. Revised by Huge Stannus. London 1924.

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  • Condition : very good, with a small marginal tear to the title. Very good clean copy.
    Binding : half leather.
    Illustrations : 300 black and white plates in the text.
    Pages : XIV, 548 pp.

    From simple motifs to the most intricate ornamentation, hand-drawn decoration was an essential element of 19th century design. Originally published in 1888, this handsome and highly detailed volume brings together over 3,000 examples of contemporary decorative figures, including motifs inspired by Oriental tiling, heraldic pageantry and the sinuous curves of Art Nouveau. Covering the full range of geometric patterns and basic borders to complex, realistic representations of natural forms, Franz Sales Meyer's clear line drawings are both a guide for the student of drawing and a fascinating treasure trove of period decoration.

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Condition Used - Very Good
Language United Kingdom
Illustrated Yes
Year 1924
Author / Cartographer / Photographer Sales Meyer Franz
Editor Batsford
First edition No
Signed edition No
Signed binding No
Armorial binding No
Binding / Format Half leather
Size 22 x 15 cm
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