|Michele Mercati, Metalloteca Rome 1719, fossils in the Paleantological Museum|
|Make Us a Catalogue, J.W.Clement 1950|
This section below is devoted to the way that collections of related objects are arranged (often lovingly) on the page - single or double. In Graphic Design this is often seen as an exercise in taste, in the sheer genoius of the creator, whereas there are many options, several driven by personal or content driven options.
The MORE section NOAH'S ARK - THE GARDEN OF EDEN - TRADE CATALOGUES - FASHION CATALOGUES - ARTISTS' CATALOGUES - THE NATURAL HISTORY PAGE - ARRANGEMENTS OF FOOD - ARTEFACTS ON THE PAGE - EVENTS ON THE PAGE - MAKING LISTS - THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
01. Athanasius Kircher, illustration to Magnes ,his treatise on Magnetism, and an odd collection of disparate elements - map, objects, sheet music, diagram and illusions. Published in Cologne in 1643.,
02. Giovanni Tagliente, Lo presente libro insegna la verra arte delo excellente scrivere de diverse varie sorti de litere ,Venice 1527, a handbook on calligraphy for the diplomatic community of Venice. The engravings are cut by Eustachio Celebrino, and a more ingenious arrangement of the elements of writing could not be imagined - a perfect symmetry with hidden dynamic elements.
03. Gerard Hoffnung, from Ho Ho Hoffnung , 1959.
04. A patriotic Broadside Ballad c1830 25 X 19cms.
Printed in Colchester at Skelt's by the firm of Skelt's.
05. "Chrysler Corporation warrants every part",
an advertising image, 1963
01. Bartolomeo Scappi , Opera... Dell'Arte del Cucinare , Venice 1610, the classic book about food and cookery, originally issued in three parts with woodcuts.
02. Owen Jones, plate of Egyptian decoration from Grammar of Ornament , 1856, chromolithographs, and part of an attempt to publish a collected edition of ornamentation from world cultures. Typical of Jones' techniques of arranging different sized objects on a page.
03. "Just some of the many things a BELL telephone
man needs for installing telephones", Western Electric advert May
1952, 22 x 24cms.