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Formes et couleurs: vingt planches en couleurs contenant soixante-sept motifs decoratifs

Auguste H. Thomas (French)
Paris: A. Levy, Librarie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, [1921]
Printed book, pochoir plates
H: 18 1/2 in. (47 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchased with income from the Jacob S. Rogers Fund
Accession Number:
152.7 T36 Q
Not on view
"Formes et couleurs" is an album of sixty-seven decorative motifs in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles, printed in vivid colors using the pochoir process. These plates, originally in a portfolio, were meant to serve as inspirational models for artists and artisans working in the fine and decorative arts. Pochoir is a stenciling process used for the reproduction of original color works. It was used in France by the most prominent artists and craftsmen to produce illustrated deluxe portfolios, books, limited-edition journals, and decorative and fine-art prints between 1895 and 1935.

Illustrated: pl. 1, "Formes et Couleurs," pochoir illustration with floral and animal motifs

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