Plants and Their Application to Ornament

Author(s): David P. Becker (Foreword by); Eugène Grasset

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Elegant botanical illustrations from the classic 1897 design book Plants and Their Application to Ornament arereproduced in this lavish collection. Sure to delight artists, designers, and fans of the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau styles, this gorgeous volume features flowering plants depicted as realistic natural history-style illustrations and stylized images demonstrating plant-based design motifs used on textiles, wallpapers, and more. Published in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this deluxe edition presents an important art history artifact, a useful design reference, and a lovely and ornamental objet d'art.


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Eugene Grasset was born in Switzerland in 1841. He moved to Paris at the age of thirty and became a graphic designer and teacher - an important exponent of contemporary arts and crafts ideals. His distinctive style appeared on posters, book illustration, ceramics, stained glass, tapestries, and the furnishings for the celebrated Chat Noir cabaret. His innovative work and the graphic textbooks he authored were an important inspiration for the art nouveau movement at the end of the nineteenth century. He died in 1917.

General Fields

  • : 9780811861458
  • : Chronicle Books Llc
  • : Chronicle Books Llc
  • : 1.32
  • : December 2007
  • : 338mm X 268mm X 20mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : 72 colour illustrations
  • : 104
  • : 745.4
  • : English
  • : 3-Aug
  • : Hardback
  • : David P. Becker (Foreword by); Eugène Grasset