Marquetry, also called intarsia or inlay, is the art of making pictures and geometric designs with thin slices of colored wood, shell and other precious materials. It is a widespread technique for decorating the smooth surfaces of pieces of furniture, as well as a versatile means of creative expression. This book, written by the world's foremost ...Read MoreMarquetry, also called intarsia or inlay, is the art of making pictures and geometric designs with thin slices of colored wood, shell and other precious materials. It is a widespread technique for decorating the smooth surfaces of pieces of furniture, as well as a versatile means of creative expression. This book, written by the world's foremost authority and translated here for the first time into English, covers the history, tools and techniques of the art of marquetry. Pierre Ramond's long experience as both a practicing marqueter and as a teacher at l'Ecole Boulle in Paris makes him uniquely qualified to write about this subject. His approach is to inform both the novice and advanced marqueters, in the hope that readers will apply their knowledge of these techniques not only to the reproduction and restoration of antiques but also to the creation of new works. Cabinetmakers will learn how to incorporate marquetry into their own work. Restorers and art historians will benefit from the many examples and precise explanations of the working techniques of the masters.Read Less
VG in VG jacket. Oversize brown cloth with yellow, illustrated dustjacket. 237 pp. with color and bw illus. throughout. Text is in French. A stunning presentation of the art of marquetry, beginning with its history. Covers all sorts of technical information and how-to tips, including the workshop, materials, tools, designs, preparations, procedures/methods, inlays, backgrounds, decoupage, etc. Very thorough and with explicitly helpful diagrams and lovely color illus. Includes a list of images.
Very Good. 0892366850 *** CLEAN *** Looks like new inside! ! Dustjacket is present in VG condition, showing minor cover wear. Excellent resource guide and instructions on technique too. Perhaps the most comprehensive Marquetry reference available. Enjoy a gem of a book at the best possible value.
Folio in cloth with DJ. VG-/VG. Boards are bowed. Binding is solid. Book is filled with small and large, black and white and color plates. Translated into English (from French) by: Derenne, Jacquline Emili, Claire and Considine, Brian. Very bottom of front DJ cover is sunned. 237pp. Shelve in locked case 11. DJ spine is tan with black text. Dupont.
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