Toiles de Jouy

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Gibbs Smith, 2002 - Architecture - 127 pages
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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.

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.

A new introduction and stories about the toile patterns give decorators, home designers and Francophiles information about toiles that they've never seen before.

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