Japanese Silk Designs in Full Color
|Author:||M. P. Verneuil|
Fascinated by the decorative potential of subjects from nature, artist M. P. Verneuil culled striking illustrations of authentic Japanese woven and printed fabrics. This superb treasury, meticulously reproduced from a rare portfolio, depicts scores of designs, among them images of florals, animal life, and geometrics. Portrayed in the manner of stylized Japanese art, the intricate, subtly shaded motifs still retain their enormous appeal almost a century after they were first printed.
A valuable sourcebook for graphic artists, illustrators, and students of design, this collection will be of major interest, as well, to devotees of Japanese art.
Original Dover (2004) selection of plates from Etoffes Japonaises, Tissees & Brochees, published by Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1910.