"In England the two works which attempted the most comprehensive survey of Japanese art were Thomas Cutler's: A Grammar of Japanese Ornament and Design, 1879-1880 and George Audsley's: The Ornamental Arts of Japan, 1882-1885. Extracts and reproductions have been selected from these publications to form the major part of this present book. Also included (.) are some plates reproduced from the portfolio published by Henry Ernst: Etoffes de Soie du Japan, c.1900. These half-tone colour plates were made from photographs of Japanese textiles in French public collections in Paris and Lyons. The portfolio was issued for connoisseurs and collectors, as well as providing a source of design ideas for textile designers and interior decorators." excerpt from the introduction by Charles Newton.
Published by Studio Editions, London, UK, 1989
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