A Handbook of Ornament – Franz Sales Meyer (1910s)


A Handbook of Ornament – Franz Sales Meyer (1910s)


Title: A Handbook of Ornament

Author: Franz Sales Meyer

Publisher: The Architectural Book Publishing Company, New York. No date, probably between 1910-1930. Third American edition.

Condition: Hardcover, fair. Rubbing to covers, slight sagging to binding. With 300 plates. Interior clean, binding tight. 548pp, 8.5″ by 5.5″.

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With 300 plates, containing about 3,000 illustrations of the elements, and the application of decoration to objects

Contents include:

  1. Division 1: The Elements of Decoration (Geometrical elements, natural forms, animal organisms, artificial objects, etc)
  2. Division 2: Ornament Applied to Features (Bands, free ornaments, supports, etc)
  3. Division 3: Decorated objects (Vases, dippers, metal objects, furniture, frames, etc)

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Franz Sales Meyer (9 December 1849 – 6 November 1927) was a German professor of ornament, author, poet and painter. From 1866 to 1868, he attended the seminary in Meersburg, then moved to the Karlsruhe Polytechnic, where he completed his training in 1871 for industrial art teaching. In 1873, he accepted to the faculty of the Grand Ducal School of Applied Arts in Karlsruhe and, in 1878, he was appointed as a teacher. After a short illness, Franz Sales Meyer died on 6 November 1927 in Karlsruhe.