By Charles Cahier
Relying on ancient wall and flooring tiles, fabric 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 inventive contrast. integrated are a wealth of the best option floral, animal, chook, and geometric styles, rigorously researched and meticulously redrawn to be used in a myriad of picture and creative tasks. a few of the motifs are followed via complementary border designs, a regularly crucial accent.
This version faithfully reproduces the variation released in 1868, titled Suite aux mélanges d'archéologie. It represents a useful copyright-free source embodying the best designs from old resources, prepared to be used via artists, illustrators, craftspeople, and architects operating with textiles, wallpapers, inside ornament, and different projects.
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Thus, there were never any captions. The plates proceed, generally, from simpler linear patterns to more complex ones; those that incorporate figural material are reserved for the latter part of the work. The noticeable joins between design elements in many of the tile patterns were left that way on purpose, so that the reader could isolate the elements and emulate the manner of creating the allover patterns. For similar reasons, some of the patterns are shown not completely squared off around the edges.
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.
In the case of Fathers Cahier and Martin, this took the form of art-historical investigations of motifs and patterns from Christian lands, chiefly of the medieval period. The older man, Arthur-Marie Martin, born in 1801, was a gifted amateur artist from childhood. Charles Cahier, born in 1807, shared Martin’s antiquarian interests and became a steady coworker. From 1841 to 1844 they issued the plates and commentary for the Monographie des vitraux de St-Etienne [or de la cathédrale] de Bourges (Monograph on the Stained Glass Windows of St-Etienne [the Cathedral] of Bourges), a publication partly funded by their clerical order.