About the Artist:
In Torino on December 15, 1925, the Italian publisher C. Crudo & C. produced an extremely detailed volume of architecture and design called Styles in Shape and Color from Antiquity to the Modern Era. The hardback, leather-bound tome was filled with hundreds of drawings and design notes about European architecture as it was known from the ancient Mesopotamians and Egyptians to 19th-century styles and structures. The drawings were rendered as a series of stunningly beautiful chromolithographs. The large detailed color plate of Renaissance architecture seen above originates from this in-depth historical treatise, and the chromolithograph itself has been matted, covered with archival glass and framed for sale through Dogbotz Boneyard.
Dogbotz Boneyard recommends the vintage, eye-catching chromolithographs from C. Crudo & C’s architectural design masterpiece Styles in Shape and Color from Antiquity to the Modern Era because of the beautifully rendered, painstakingly detailed images of architecture throughout the recorded history of humanity. Depending on the number of colors present, a chromolithograph could take months to produce, by very skilled workers. Thus, the chromolithographs of this 20th-century volume are valued by art historians and others who understand and appreciate how this form of printing has influenced the methods employed today. And so, from our Dogbotz Boneyard Gallery of Art for your own personal collection, we present Styles in Shape and Color from Antiquity to the Modern Era: 14th Century Renaissance, Plate CXLV published by C. Crudo & C. in 1925.