French Decorative Designs Colouring Book

£5.99

  • Soft cover book with staple binding
  • 48 pages with 22 images to colour
  • Size: 8½ x 11 in.
  • Colouring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed.

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French Decorative Designs Colouring Book for All Ages

The French have long been leaders in the creation of textiles and wall coverings, especially during the art deco period of the 1920s. Influenced by art nouveau and modernist styles, designers made bold statements with vivid colours and dazzling patterns.

The images represented in this colouring book were created by a variety of accomplished artists. E. A. Séguy was one of the leading French pattern designers. He created stylized insect, bird, and flower patterns using striking colour combinations, some of which were manufactured as textiles or wallpaper.

Séguy and others published design folios using the pochoir technique, a printing process that uses stencils to create clean lines and a wet appearance. Pochoir is labour intensive, and at its peak as many as thirty graphic design studios in France each employed as many as 600 workers. Less-expensive printing techniques, such as colour lithography, came to replace pochoir.

Images

  1. Édouard Bénédictus (French, 1878–1930). From Relais, c. 1920s–1930
  2. Henri Clouzot (French, 1865–1941). Composition de Madame de Andrada—Maison Paul Dumas, 1930
  3. E. A. Séguy (French, 1877–1951). From Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux, c. 1920
  4. Serge Gladky (French, 1880–1930). From Nouvelles Compositions Décoratives, late 1920s
  5. E. A. Séguy (French, 1877–1951). From Flowers and Foliage, c. 1925
  6. E. A. Séguy (French, 1877–1951). From Prismes, 1930
  7. E. A. Séguy (French, 1877–1951). Papillons, 1925
  8. André Durenceau (French, 1904–1985). From Inspirations, 1928
  9. Artist unknown. Wallpaper design by Maison Martine, from Modern Decor in Drapes and Fabric, 1930
  10. Peter Lemeunnié (French, 1750–1850). Indian model
  11. E. A. Séguy (French, 1877–1951). From Flowers and Foliage, c. 1925
  12. Artist unknown. Wallpaper design by Maison Gaillard, from Modern Decor in Drapes and Fabric, 1930
  13. E. A. Séguy (French, 1877–1951). From Primavera: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux, 1930
  14. Artist unknown. Ocean Fantasies, c. 1920s–1930s
  15. Artist unknown. Flower Border, 1825/1826
  16. Adrien Jacques Garcelon (French, fl. 1920s–1930s). From Inspirations, 1930
  17. Artist unknown. Wallpaper design by Maison Martine, from Modern Decor in Drapes and Fabric, 1930
  18. E. A. Séguy (French, 1877–1951). From Flowers and Foliage, c. 1925
  19. Édouard Bénédictus (French, 1878–1930). Change, c. 1920
  20. Serge Gladky (French, 1880–1930). From Nouvelles Compositions Décoratives, late 1920s
  21. Artist unknown. Ocean Fantasies, c. 1920s–1930s
  22. Adrien Jacques Garcelon (French, fl. 1920s–1930s). From Inspirations, 1930

 

Colouring Pencils

The colouring pencils we stock are an ideal medium for this colouring book. Intensely coloured and soft, they’re great for blending and shading. And being a dry and relatively hard medium, won’t cockle the paper or smudge either. View our range of colouring pencils.

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978-0-7649-8139-5

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