Inspirations : twenty-four plates, with 128 compositions

Collection History

The digital collection draws upon the Library's exhibition, "Victorian Ornament: Excerpts from Design History," Dec. 9, 1989 - March 10, 1990, Edna Barnes Salomon Room, and supplements it with additional works through the 1920s. Holdings from the Victorian period, 1839-1900, are particularly strong covering America and Western Europe; these are often pattern or illustrated advice books. Other movements with representative, and often rare, titles include: Neoclassicism, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, and Art Deco.

Background

The Art & Architecture Collection has long been a repository of unusual plate books, with a core antiquarian collection dating to the initial creation of the Art Division. Many came from the private library of the architect Thomas Hastings, of the partnership, Carrere and Hastings, responsible for the Library's landmark classical revival building on Fifth Avenue. In the second half of the twentieth century, the department acquired additional significant titles retrospectively in response to growing recognition of the collection's depth and rarity.

Collection Data

Names
Perleberg, Hans Carl (Publisher)
Birnbaum-Jackson Co. Color Printers (Publisher)
Durenceau, André (1904-) (Artist)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1928
Place Term: Woodstock, N.Y.
Publisher: H. C. Perleberg
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection
Shelf locator: MLH++ (Durenceau, A. Inspirations)
Topics
Decoration and ornament
Genres
Screen prints
Notes
Ownership: John Shaw Billings Memorial Fund
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. l., 24 col. pl. 42 x 36 cm. [plates 40 x 32 cm. adhered to pages 41.5 x 36 cm.]
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b13983397
UUID: 857cf6b0-c6bb-012f-7d35-58d385a7bc34
Show filters Hide filters
8 results found for: plant form compositions