LITHOGRAPH PRINTS OF FRENCH ARCHITECTUREThis 142 year old steel engraving print is from the book "MOTIFS HISTORIQUES D'ARCHITECTURE ET DE SCULPTURE D'ORNEMENT" by Cesar Daly. It was published by Morel, Libraire-Editaire in Paris in 1869.
César Daly, one of the leading architects and architectural critics of his day, was the founder of the Revue Generale d’Architecture, France’s first illustrated architectural journal and one of the foremost architectural journals on both sides of the Atlantic during the 19th century. His history of ornamental details, first published in 1869-70, is a monumental visual documentation of French architectural sculpture from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, stemming from his restoration of the cathedral of Alby at Tarn. Daly also spent three years in the Americas, and in 1856 was the first to note several important pre-Columbian ruins, perhaps fostering his professional interest in city planning. “Daly’s theorization of those elements that determined the underlying infrastructure of cities and their centres, modern as well as ancient, was modelled upon Paris. Daly was important, not only as an architectural critic but also in respect to a theoretical understanding of city formation… His ideas, moreover, mark an important step in the eventual emergence of modern urban planning”
The Steel engraved surface is approx. 14" x 9" on a page 17 1/2" x 11 1/2". It is in very good and clean state with some natural age toning and mild foxing. It has a blank back. This is a guaranteed genuine antique print.
The print that is being offered is of "PALAIS ROYALE, BATIMENTS SUR LA JARDIN - COURONNEMENT".
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