Baldry, A. Lys

Modern mural decoration.

London, Newnes 1902.

Reference: 07655
Price: £20 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. xi + (3) + 186pp, colour frontis, 3 colour and 69 photo plates, also photo text ills. Publisher’s decorative cloth, worn at extremities, and slightly damp affected on rear cover, internally fresh. Bookseller’s circular blindstamp to rear free endpaper. Roderick Gradidge’s copy (bookplate).

A study by the painter and art critic A.L. Baldry (1858-1939) of “the various technical processes by which the ornamentation of public and private buildings can be carried out”, with sections on mural painting, mosaic work, sculpture, plasterwork, and woodwork; but what is actually most interesting about his book is his evaluation of the work of such contemporary decorative artists as Albert Moore, Gerald Moira and Henry Holiday and his selection of illustrations of recently executed mural decoration.