Floral Ornament: Bibliothèque Artistique

Out of the ongoing cataloguing work on the rare book collections at the Bibliothèque Artistique came the physical and virtual exhibition "From the Plants to the Ornament". The 19th century collection holds an impressive selection of anthologies of the ornament, of floral decoration. 

The lithographs satisfying this botanical bent are rich and surprisingly vivid, the books servicing the fashion of their times, and the historical appetite of ours.