Toiles De Jouy

Toiles De Jouy

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For lovers of French decorating, this book reproduces some of the earliest toile designs from 18th-century France. Delicate flower prints, fun animal motifs, rich historic scenes, and complex architectural patterns are just some of the subjects reproduced here in rich color. < BR>The patterns in Toiles de Jouy are reproduced from an antiquarian book containing 50 plates of French toile fabric and wallpaper patterns. The range of colors is astounding and illustrates that toiles aren't always simply one color on a neutral ground. Some of the most fascinating were designed originally in multiple colors. < BR>A new introduction and stories about the toile patterns give decorators, home designers and Francophiles information about toiles that they've never seen before. < BR>

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This volume presents 63 color photographs of French Provencal toile fabric. Each illustration is accompanied by information such as explanation of the designer's intent, the date and origin of the design and a description of the fabric, along with other relevant information. A lengthy introduction by fabric archivist Straegen discusses historical information, international influences, Oberkampf's factory at Jouy-en-Josas, the fabric printing process, the stories, and Toiles de Jouy today. Also contains a reference section for manufacturers and shops, both retail and trade. Oversize: 10.25x12.25. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Layton, UT : Gibbs Smith, [2002]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9781586851569
Branch Call Number: 747.5 STRAE


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