376 decorative allover patterns : from historic tilework and by Charles Cahier

By Charles Cahier

The elevated use of caliber designs in 19th-century synthetic items created a gentle call for in the course of that interval for collections of ornamental styles. This quantity reproduces one such assortment ― an incredibly infrequent and priceless portfolio of 376 motifs assembled greater than a century in the past through French Jesuit students.
Relying on ancient wall and flooring tiles, cloth styles, tapestries, wall hangings, and different designs originating within the center a long time, the Renaissance, and later eu and Islamic cultures, Charles Cahier (1807–1882) and Arthur Martin (1802–1856) produced a piece of real creative contrast. integrated are a wealth of the best option floral, animal, chicken, and geometric styles, conscientiously researched and meticulously redrawn to be used in a myriad of picture and creative initiatives. a few of the motifs are followed by way of complementary border designs, a frequently 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 historical assets, prepared to be used through artists, illustrators, craftspeople, and architects operating with textiles, wallpapers, inside ornament, and different projects.

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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. Between 1847 and 1856, Cahier and Martin were responsible for four installments of an ongoing project they called Mélanges d’archéologie, d’histoire et de littérature (Miscellany of Archaeology, History and Literature).

Between 1847 and 1856, Cahier and Martin were responsible for four installments of an ongoing project they called Mélanges d’archéologie, d’histoire et de littérature (Miscellany of Archaeology, History and Literature). In the latter year, shortly after receiving the Cross of the Legion of Honor for his services to his country (he had also designed actual art projects, including church buildings), Martin died. Father Martin left behind him not only numerous drawings on paper to be worked up into further publications, but also over 800 drawings that he had made directly on woodblocks, all ready for engraving and subsequent printing.

Thus, there are 252 Dover pages of illustrations. In his foreword to the original publication, Father Cahier pointed out that the patterns came from medieval and Renaissance objects made not only in northern Europe (France, England and Germany) but also in Spain (hence the strong Moorish geometric style evident in many examples). Aside from patterns of wall and floor tiles, which comprise the heart of the book, there are also patterns from textiles, including garments, tapestries and other wall hangings.

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