Art Nouveau in Bloom - Everyday Boxed Greeting Cards

$25.00 USD
SKU: 12874B


12 greeting cards (2 each of 6 designs)


Many years ago, our co-founder Sandra Darling acquired a large-format book by the great French designer M.P. Verneuil entitled Étude de la Plante: Son Application aux Industries d'Art (Study of the Plant and Its Applications to the Design Industry), printed in 1903 for the Librarie Centrale des Beaux Arts, Paris. This remarkable tome contains magnificent decorative studies of plants. It offers ideas on how these plant forms could be incorporated into various design elements such as fabric, jewelry, ironwork, pottery, and more. Printed by letterpress with pochoir colored illustrations, the printing quality is superb. Within this set, you'll find greeting cards featuring dandelions, wisteria, nasturtiums, Easter lilies, German bearded irises, and cobeas (commonly called cup and saucer vine), all blooming in full Art Nouveau glory. See these images within our Art Nouveau in Bloom Art Print Portfolio!

Maurice Pillard Verneuil (1869-1942), born in Saint Quentin, France, refined his artistic talents under the guidance of Swiss designer Eugène Grasset. Embarking on a successful career, he drew inspiration from Japanese art and the natural world, particularly the sea. He garnered recognition for his Art Deco geometric patterns. Transitioning to Art Nouveau, he created striking floral designs for ceramic tiles, wallpapers, and textiles. Although not a household name, his influence was far-reaching, as seen in his published works showcasing designs for fabric, jewelry, ironwork, pottery, and more. These books themselves are works of art, shaping the direction of both Art Deco and Nouveau aesthetics.

This product was custom designed and created at our Seattle location and comes with envelopes, all elegantly presented within a deluxe keepsake box.

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Product Specs

A6 (4.5" x 6.25") Boxed with Envelopes


M.P. Verneuil