OBJECTS ON A PAGE

Open a book at any double page spread. There is a visual display of information. How are the objects depicted to be deployed on the surface? How shall they relate to each other? To the ground? To the text? More questions beneath.

This is a scrapbook of possibilities in as much order as I can sustain at the moment. Just browse eh?

 

ENCYCLOPEDIC IMPULSES

CONCISE HOUSEHOLD ENCYCLOPEDIA C1936

FANS

RECIPES

ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARIES

GEMS

VEGETABLES

TISSUS

FIRING GUNS

THE SINGLE IMAGE NARRATIVE MA COURSE LECTURE   
THE ORIGINAL "ARRANGEMENT ON THE PAGE" SCREEN  
  Magnus, History of the Northern Peoples, Rome 1555 objects on a page

 

GRAPHIC POSSIBILITIES

CARTOON AND CARICATURE

RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT FORMAT

 

 

 

 

FASHION PLATES

PLATE - RIBBONS

PLATE - UMBRELLAS

PLATE - HATS

PLATE - FANS

ICE HOCKEY GOALKEEPER DRESSING

FORTUNE MAGAZINE c1935 arrangement of clothes

Madrid Artillery Museum , catalogue of armour, Paris 1837

KNITTING PATTERNS, the empty shell syndrome

ADVERTISING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aircraft in the Sky, 1954

Car Parts with Executive

Dodge Trucks parade on a double page

Mince Meat Magic still life

Ties 1947

Socks 1947

Cowboy Boots 1967

Chewing Gum c1948

Lifesavers 1954

Plastics by Plaskon

Meat Products

New Berry Fruits 1956

GATX, the materials of Mining June 1957

Chrysler Parts 1963

Western Metals Have It 1945

Fabrics for Products, Wellington Sears 1958

 

INSEL VERLAG

little picture books

Germany 1920-

Mushrooms

Lepidoptera

Trees

 

LIBERTUS Marks of blood falling on a sacred veil, Strassburg c1503
  MARY AVERILL SELECTED IMAGES, FLOWER ARRANGING 1922

NATURAL HISTORY PLATES (SELECTION)

LINNAEUS, SHELLS 1758/9
BONNANI, SHELLS FOR KIRCHER 1709

SAUNDERS, THE COMPLETE FISHERMAN 1744 ,
PANORAMA OF NATURE 1817 (CM Coll)
LINNAEUS, SHELLS 1758/9

BESLER, HORTENSUS EYSTETTENSIS 1613 TULIPS
ROSSLER, FLORA DANICA, 1764 FERN

BRADSHAW, POMONA BRITTANICA 1812 (001)
BRADSHAW, POMONA BRITTANICA 1812 (002)
ANON, FRUIT OF BRAZIL c1935

FLEURS DES SERRES 1845
MUSHROOMS KRUMBHOLZ 1821

CLARK'S VERMICULARS DESTROYED, C1691 (worms and their ilk)
F.Dixon, The Geology and Fossils of Sussex, 1850
Bu'hoz, Les dons merveilleux..., Paris 1782

SNOW FLAKES AND HOAR FROST
THE ARMS OF AN OCTOPUS FROM SALVIANI 1558
MUSHROOMS BULLIARD, Paris 1776-1783

A.GUNTHER, GIGANTIC LAND TORTOISE 1877
R.FULTON, ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF PIGEONS 1874-6
J.M.HEROLD, FROM HIS BOOK ON BUTTERFLIES 1815

ALEXANDER WILSON, AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY, 1829
AUGUST KORDA, MEDICINAL FLOWER BOOK, LEIPZIG 1840
ROSENHOFF AND KLEEMAN INSECTS 1765

T.R.NASH , Collections for the History of Worcestershire , 1799

 

JOHN ELLIS,CURIOUS AND UNCOMMON ZOOPHYTES 1786
SPENCER ST.JOHN, LIFE IN THE FORESTS OF THE FAR EAST 1863
SWEET, FLORILEGIUM, FRANKFURT 1612-15, TULIPS

BOYM, FLORA SINENSIS VIENNA 1656 The Papaya
MOSES HARRIS, THE AURELIAN, 1835, the dedication page
CHARLES BONAPARTE, A PAGE OF BATS FROM FLORA ITALICA, ROME 1832 -41

from BESLER'S HORTUS EYSTETTINUS, THE BISHOP OF EICHSTATT'S GARDEN 1617
UTAMARO, Shells on a Conical Rock, 1790, Japanese illustrated book
EDIBLE MUSHROOMS, CHROMOLITHOGRAPH, NEUFCHATEL C1870

 

 

 

GENERIC TYPES

TRADE CATALOGUES

 

 

 

 

main menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATHIESON OF GLASGOW, WOODWORKING TOOLS 1899

JACQUOTOT, Partis, Kitchen equipment 1905c

PRESTON OF BIRMINGHAM, RULES, PLANES AND TOOLS 1901

SCENT BOTTLES 1825

FURNITURE, HEPPLEWHITE 1794

WOOL SAMPLES - BRIGGS OF MANCHESTER

SHOEMAKERS TOOLS

TOYS, BAVARIA 1830

FITTINGS FOR MODERN SHIPS c1910 single sheet

TOYS BAVARIA ROULETTE WHEELS c1820

LEICHNER'S MAKE-UP 1938

TOYS, Nuremburg c1877

TOYS,Nuremburg c1808 A

TOYS,Nuremburg c1808 B

TOYS, MILAN c1894 (skittles)

SHOES, Edinburgh 1900

GERMAN IRONWARE, c1820 knives , Nuremburg c1877

American Wood Samples, Racine 1910

Daniel Lescallier, Traite de greemont des vaisseuax, 1791

an edition of Hesiod, Venice, 1587, agricultural tools

tea cups, Silber and Fleming c1885

New types of Tape, US 1952

Various Types of Columns, Extraordinary and symbolic

Patanymphic Columns from Architectura Civil

REA EXPRESS products reduced to dispatch (road) 1961

TRAINING MANUALS AND HOW TO DO IT BOOKS

The Cult of the Pastel 1920

Composition, Arthur Dow 1899

Colour Harmonies for Shop Windows 1955

POINT IT OUT, picture language book 1944

P. Hebrard, Treatise on Chimneys, Dijon, 1756

Zanini, On Smoking Chimneys. Padua 1677

J.B.Sind Training Manual Horse training 1770

Maria Montessori, from her pedagogic handbook 1909

CABINET OF CURIOSITIES

CABINET OF FERRANTE IMPERATOR

JACOB HOEFNAGEL PLATE 1592

John Hawksworth, Southern Hemisphere Travels... Dublin 1773

UNIVERSAL, German Toys 1924/1926

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PLATE

PLATE

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COOKERY, MISC PLATES

PLATE

PLATE

PLATE

PLATE carving

PLATE Fish, Hannah Woolley, The Accomplished Ladies' delight 1684

DOROTHY HARTLEY, FOOD IN ENGLAND, 1954

BESTWAY COOKERY GIFT BOOK C1926

SCIENCE, MISC PLATES

PLATE Astronomy

PLATE Animal Motion

PLATE Calculating Hands

PLATE Agricola Mineralogy Crowbars

Leupld , Divers

PLATE Surgical Instruments c1720

PLATE Artillery Devices 1702

PLATE Surgical Instruments Frankfurt 1556

PLATE Surgical Instruments Alexander Read 1887

PLATE Surgical Instruments Florence, c1650, engraving

PLATE Hausman's study of Crystals 1821

PLATE Distillation Equipment, Geneva 1703

HORTICULTURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLATE - GARDEN TOOLS

PLATE - BENCHES

PLATE - GARDEN TOOLS II

PLATE - HOW TO GROW MARROWS

PLATE - TULL, HUSBANDRY 1733

PLATE Ploughs Tull 1733

PLATES FROM Elias Fries Scleromeycetii Sueicae 1819 -1821, specimens of fungi bound into the book

PLATE Worlidge, Vinetum Britannicum, cider making 1676

PLATE Weinman, Phytantosa Iconographia...1737- 1745

PLATE Alphonse Mas, Cherries Paris 1873

MUSIC

ANCIENT INSTRUMENTS Bianchini 1742

Musical Instruments, from Bianchini

Athanasius Kircher, Musurgia Universalis, Rome 1650

FROM DONI, LYRA BARBERINI, 1793, 2 STRINGED INSTRUMENTS

CATALOGUES OF OBJECTS

PLATE GERMAN CURRENCY 1604 (HANDCOLOURED)

NOTITIA DIGNITARUM, EMBLEMS OF RANK BASLE 1522

J.F.Roth Facsimile Gems, Nuremburg 1805

a single page of Walking Sticks

 

DISTINGUISHED EXAMPLES before 1900

 

DIDEROT L'Encyclopedie 1763 etc

PLATE

PLATE

PLATE

PLATE

PLATE

CASSIANO DEL POZZO

The Paper Museum 17th C

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PLATE

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ALBERTUS SEBA

Cabinet of Natural Curiosities 1734-1765

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PLATE

PLATE

PLATE

PIRANESI graphic deices

FRAGMENTS

ATHANASIUS KIRCHER

CHINA MONUMENTIS 1667

ANIMALS OF CHINA

PLANTS OF CHINA

OWEN JONES

GRAMMAR OF ORNAMENT 1856

PLATE

PLATE

PLATE

 

DISTINGUISHED EXAMPLES after 1900

PIERRE BOUCHER AND EMILE ALLAIS, How to Ski 1947

double page spread

double page spread

double page spread

WILL BURTIN editorial designer, FORTUNE, US Army Training Manuals, etc

THE EYE ON THE PAGE (GRAPHIS) diagram

THE AMERICAN BAZAAR FORTUNE 1947 spread

ANIMALS ARE IDENTIFIERS page

GEORGE HARDIE

Jugged Hare, single sequence

The Woiks

ERIC NITSCHE

ILLUSTRATED LIBRARY OF SCIENCE AND INVENTION 1960'S

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PLATE

PLATE

PLATE

PLATE

 

 

KEN BOTTO

PAST JOYS 1978

PLATE

PLATE

PLATE

 

DESIGN/ARCHAELOGY

 

ROBERT ADAM

 

Works in Architecture

1773-8

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SAKHNOFFSKY PLATE INDUSTRIAL ELEMENTS INTERIOR DESIGN

  uncut volvelle on a page Venice 1580
  bookbinding 1762- 73
calligraphy (Fanti) Venice 1514
  GOETHE PLATE FROM FARBENLEHRE 1810
  C.LEEMANS LEIDEN'S EGYPTIAN COLLECTION 1842-5
   
  WILLEMIN MONUMENS FRANCAIS Inedits 1806-39
  DOUGLAS Sepulchral History of Great Britain 1793
    Notitia Dignitatum, a codex reproduced
    Ozanne, decoration for the Prows of Ships 1799-1801
  FORTUNE PAGE The Tools of the Confucianist Trade
    ARCHAEOLOGY general section
    PALEY'S GOTHIC MOULDINGS
     

 

ILLUSTRATION

BORIS ARTZYBASHEFF

UCC (over my fireplace)

US Public Health System (the tree metaphor)

BOUTET DE MONVELLE

PLATE

PLATE

CARAN D'ACHE

PLATE Marlborough, swords, hats and boots

PLATE

PAXTON CHADWICK

PLATE

PLATE

THOMAS CLELAND

PLATE

PLATE

WALTER CRANE

PLATE

PLATE

GEORGE CRUIKSHANK

PLATE - TREE METAPHOR

PLATE - ACCORDION FOLD

FREDA DERRICK

PLATE INSIDE THE ARK

STEVE DOHANOS

TOOLS IN A WINDOW

ANNA DUCHESNE ZODIAC SIGNS

FOUGASSE

SEASIDE OBJECTS

ERIC FRASER

PLATE - TREE METAPHOR

PLATE - ACCORDION FOLD

GRACE GABLER ABC

PLATE

PLATE

ANDRE HELLE

plate from Boite a Jou-Jou

F.K.HENRION Instruments of Industry

JOSEF HERCIK

PLATE

'JOB'

FOOD

HAROLD JONES

ENCHANTED NIGHT COVER

RONALD LAMPITT

Ladybird Map for children

THE PETERSHAMS DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD FROM CORN

ROJANKOWKSY

PLATE from DANIEL BOONE

SKARBINA

REBUS

NIKLAUS STOEKLIN

PLATE GRASSHOPPER

HEYWOOD SUMNER

PLATE STONEHENGE

HANS TISDALL PLATE WHEELS

 

THE BOOK IS OPENED ....

How are the objects depicted to be deployed on the surface?

How shall they relate to each other?

The spaces between

The ground

The diagrammatic and the representational

Tensions in dimension (2D v 3D)

The role of text

The balance of colour, shape, texture

The role of the frame/s

The role of the Rule, vignette, decoration

The edge of the page

The balance of information and decoration

The source of rhetoric (the concealed narrator)

Calculation versus the random

The trajectory of the reader's eye across the page/s

The pages on second trajectory

The pages on second visit

 

THE PAGE IS TURNED

The after-image

Sustaining the grid

Recognising a change of section (facsicule)

overall metaphor on conclusion