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Plants and Their Application to Ornament

Plants and Their Application to Ornament

A Nineteenth-Century Design Primer

By Eugne Grasset, Introduction by David P. Becker


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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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Size: 11 x 13 in;
Pages: 104 pp;
72 color images
Format: Hardcover
Publication: December 2007
ISBN: 9780811861458
ISBN10: 811861457
Eugne Grasset (1841-1917) was a Paris-based graphic designer, author, and teacher.

David Becker is a research fellow in the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.