Grammar of Ornament

Heinrich DOLMETSCHDer Ornamentenschatz. Ein Musterbuch stilvoller Ornament aus allen Kunstepochen.

Stuttgart, Verlag von Julius Hoffmann, 1889.

Folio, publisher’s brown cloth, spine and front cover stamped in black and gold, red edges. (6)pp., 85 fine plates in chromolithography, with accompanying descriptive text, (3)pp. of index. Complete.

Second edition, published two years after the first.

One of the great nineteenth century studies in pattern and design, and a popular sourcebook for designers, with 1200 decorative motifs from all periods. Each of the plates is accompanied by a detailed text, and the volume is encyclopaedic in its scope, giving a chronological, analytical and comprehensive view of developments in ornamentation from ancient Egyptian and Graecian art to seventeenth and eighteenth century baroque and rococo motifs.

Heinrich Dolmetsch (1846-1908) was a German architect, particularly active in Church building and renovation in SW Germany.

A fine bright copy.

Price: 500,00 euros

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