By Charles Cahier
Relying on old wall and flooring tiles, cloth styles, tapestries, wall hangings, and different designs originating within the heart a long time, the Renaissance, and later ecu and Islamic cultures, Charles Cahier (1807–1882) and Arthur Martin (1802–1856) produced a piece of real creative contrast. integrated are a wealth of excellent floral, animal, fowl, and geometric styles, rigorously researched and meticulously redrawn to be used in a myriad of picture and inventive tasks. the various motifs are observed by means of complementary border designs, a regularly crucial accent.
This variation faithfully reproduces the version released in 1868, titled Suite aux mélanges d'archéologie. It represents a useful copyright-free source embodying the best designs from ancient assets, prepared to be used by means of artists, illustrators, craftspeople, and architects operating with textiles, wallpapers, inside ornament, and different projects.
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For similar reasons, some of the patterns are shown not completely squared off around the edges. Wherever a corner of a pattern is missing, there was no evidence for its actual appearance, and Cahier decided not to invent a corner purely out of his imagination. For not more than half a dozen patterns out of the 376 included in his publication, he intuitively joined together elements that cannot be proved to have been originally joined. This impressive monument of scrupulous scholarship, friendship and faith is now made available once more for the same purpose that underlay its first publication: to provide fascinating visual material for practicing artists, designers and craftspeople.
P. verso. 9780486155494 1. Repetitive patterns (Decorative arts) 2. Tiles, Medieval. 3. Tiles, Renaissance. 4. Textile fabrics, Medieval. 5. Textile fabrics, Renaissance. I. Martin, Arthur, 1801—1856. II. Title. III. Title: Three hundred seventy-six decorative allover patterns from historic tilework and textiles. IV. Series. 4’42—dc20 89-36970 CIP Table of Contents Title Page Copyright Page Publisher’s Note Publisher’s Note THE QUALITY OF DESIGN in crafted and manufactured products of all types-and in the packaging and advertising of those products—was a primary concern of the great industrial nations in the nineteenth century.
For not more than half a dozen patterns out of the 376 included in his publication, he intuitively joined together elements that cannot be proved to have been originally joined. This impressive monument of scrupulous scholarship, friendship and faith is now made available once more for the same purpose that underlay its first publication: to provide fascinating visual material for practicing artists, designers and craftspeople.