A Book of Wood Block Printed Designs: Variations on Stripes

$295.00 USD

late nineteenth, early twentieth century
when closed: 9 3/4" x 7", 24.75 cm x 17.75 cm

This wonderful design book is comprised of 21 pages and shows about 116 distinct designs, each of them a inventive rendition of stripe or plaid.

The sheer variety of plays on the idea of stripe that this book contains is dizzying.

The beautifully colored designs seem to be printed with wood blocks. Paging through this book brings an almost giddy visual joy; turning each page to see the next, surprising version of stripe is astounding.

A treasury of inventiveness and originality, this is a wonderful design book and it is an inspiration.

Some offset from some designs onto the facing page.