Der Ornamentenschatz.

DOLMETSCH, H.

£65.00

Publisher

Verlag von Julius Hoffman.

Place

Stuttgart

Date

1889

Synopsis

Ein musterbuch stillvoller ornamente aus allen kunstepochen. 85 tafeln mit 1200 meist farbigen abbildungen und erlauterndem text von h. dolmetsch bauinspektor, vorstand der kunstbibliothek der k. zentralstelle fur gewerbe und handel in stuttgart. zweite auflage.

Item Description

Folio. 13.5 x 10.25 inches. [vi] + 85 letterpress captions. Title page in red and black. Bound in brown cloth, with front board and spine, with elaborately decorated borders surrounding title in black, brown and gilt blocks. All edges red. Patterned endpapers. Some wear to extremities, including edge of spine and occasional foxing; otherwise a very good copy. Label of School of Art, Bradford Church Inst. prize awarded on behalf of the Department of Science and Art of the Committee of Council on Education, 1890, on front pastedown. Illustrated by 85 mostly chromolithograph plates, with some monochrome, each with letterpress caption. NB, PLATES 73-76 ARE BOUND IN INVERTED, but all plates are present. Handsomely bound copy of this collection of mostly colour plates, illustrating the art and style of major world cultures, including Egyptian, Assyrian, Roman, Chinese, Indian, Arab, Moorish, Turkish, Byzantine, Italian, French and German Renaissance and seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Heinrich Dolmetsch (1846-1908) of Stuttgart was a German architect known for his church building and restoration work. A late example of the highly decorated chromolithograph books on art and ornament characteristic of this period. Second edition of a work first published 1887.

[Stock No. 27581]

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