1882. GUICHARD, Edouard and Georg KREBS. Die Harmonie der Farben: 1300 Zusammenstellungen von Farbenverbindungen für die Kunst-Industrie, für Dekorative Zimmerausstattungen, Kostüme and Toilette.  pp. of text. Illustrated with 166 colour plates, 8 of which are double-page. Folio, loose as issued in the publisher's green cloth portfolio. Frankfurt A.M.: Wilhelm Rommel, 1882. First and Only German Edition of L'Harmonie des Couleurs, the plates for which are the same as in the French edition. A rare and important work heavily influenced by the 1839 work De la loi du contraste simulanté des Couleurs by M.E. Chevreul. A spectacular book, profusely illustrated with exquisite designs in stunning colours which were used in the decorative arts such as wallpaper, panels, doors, shelves, molding, curtains, and textiles and costumes. There is a total of 1,300 combinations on 166 (8 double-page) descriptive plates of which 135 (71 mounted) are in pochoir, including screen-printed text posters, as well as 29 multicoloured lithographs. A fine copy of this extremely rare work, with OCLC listing only eight copies, six in Germany, one in the British Library and one in the US at Berkeley, and of the original French edition OCLC lists only nine copies Worldwide. A handful of plates have minor foxing or discoloration, but overall a fine copy.
(Inventory #: 163537)
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