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PLANTS AND THEIR APPLICATION TO ORNAMENT: A NINETEETH-CENTURY DESIGN PRIMER. New edition. Eugene Grasset and David P. Becker. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2008. Published in association with Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. First published 1897 as Plants and Their Application to Ornament (Chapman & Hall, Ltd., London). 104 pp. with 177 col. ills. 34 x 29 cm. ISBN 9780811861458 In English.
This large-format publication presents botanical illustrations and elaborate decorative patterns based on those plants by Swiss-born artist Eugene Grasset (1841-1917), an important proponent of Arts and Crafts ideals whose influential theories of design embodied a strong reliance on natural forms as the basis for devoloping decorative motifs.
Artist(s):Grasset, Eugene
Indexing: Western, Europe — France, Switzerland — 1800-1900 — Graphic Arts (Prints) — Decorative Arts
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 130186
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