L'Ornement Polychrome: Renaissance
Height: 13 in
Width: 9 in
Page from the book "L'Ornement Polychrome"Old book with tan cover. Includes pictures of various decorative designs. The images here are geometric knots done in golds and reds. The overall design shape looks like a flower.
This piece is one of a collection of 220 plates created as reference works for architects, artists, and decorators in the 19th century. The goal was to bring motifs from various ancient cultures from around the world to the hands of the designers of the time. Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, Roman, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, and Indian influences were all included. Also highlighted in the publications were Medieval, Renaissance, and 18th century European art.