BRIQUET FILIGRANES PDF

Despite its importance, however, the album is not all that it could have been. Allan Stevenson remarks on some of its deficiencies in his introduction to the "Jubilee" edition of Les Filigranes :. As all handmade paper has been manufactured on twin moulds, employed together at the vat, collections of watermarks should show both members of a pair. Together the two marks that make one paper greatly increase the ease of identifying that paper, even when they occur underneath type, for one of the marks may be confusingly similar to another mark. Briquet was misled by an imperfect understanding of these companion marks and their function for paper study, and was hampered by the economic necessity of presenting as many marks as possible. As it was, he cut his collection from some 60, to 16,, thus jettisoning numerous twins, as we learn from examining the Briquet Archive at Geneva.

Author:Vukus Nimi
Country:Cape Verde
Language:English (Spanish)
Genre:Science
Published (Last):9 November 2010
Pages:319
PDF File Size:17.6 Mb
ePub File Size:16.33 Mb
ISBN:266-6-54957-879-2
Downloads:45996
Price:Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader:Shatilar



Despite its importance, however, the album is not all that it could have been. Allan Stevenson remarks on some of its deficiencies in his introduction to the "Jubilee" edition of Les Filigranes :.

As all handmade paper has been manufactured on twin moulds, employed together at the vat, collections of watermarks should show both members of a pair. Together the two marks that make one paper greatly increase the ease of identifying that paper, even when they occur underneath type, for one of the marks may be confusingly similar to another mark.

Briquet was misled by an imperfect understanding of these companion marks and their function for paper study, and was hampered by the economic necessity of presenting as many marks as possible. As it was, he cut his collection from some 60, to 16,, thus jettisoning numerous twins, as we learn from examining the Briquet Archive at Geneva. The fact that inclusion of twins would have made a more valuable work is apparent in those few instances where twins did get in.

Stevenson , p. In "Watermarks are Twins" , Stevenson discusses "twins" and the process of paper production that creates them. The figures Stevenson cites above are apparently in error.

When we acquired digital copies of the unpublished watermarks, they numbered 29, instead of the anticipated 44, A researcher attempting to make an identical match of a given watermark with a published facsimile in Briquet in fact faces very slim odds of accomplishing that end. Stevenson has calculated those odds at "no more than five percent" given that Briquet reproduces approximately 16, of an estimated , marks prior to ; , p. Assuming one finds a morphological similarity between the mark in hand and one in Briquet, one is then likely to find in Briquet's description of the mark a reference to other instances of the mark found in artifacts ranging over several years or even decades.

The problem, of course, is that one has--until now--had no easy means of consulting those other examples. The Briquet papers include a great deal more than the published and unpublished tracings.

The five cartons F of unpublished tracings on tracing paper cut to approximately 12 x 9 cm contain Most, but not all, are dated. The published tracings in Les Filigranes are very close reproductions of the original tracings preserved in cartons F ; that is, they are faithful to the size of the watermark and the spacing of chains and laid lines.

In addition to the red accession number that accompanies the unpublished watermarks, the originals of the published tracings also bear the number usually in green, but in some cases in red with a circle around it assigned to them in Les Filigranes. He was able to make exact or nearly-exact matches with twenty-one of those thirty watermarks. Given Stevenson's reckoning of the odds against such success, there was no doubt some serendipity involved, but since the archive holds some 29, tracings, the chances of making good matches should be about one in eight approximately twelve percent.

See futher Mosser for an illustrated discussion of the usefulness of this archive. Allan Stevenson remarks on some of its deficiencies in his introduction to the "Jubilee" edition of Les Filigranes : As all handmade paper has been manufactured on twin moulds, employed together at the vat, collections of watermarks should show both members of a pair.

ANVILS IN AMERICA BY RICHARD POSTMAN PDF

ISBN 13: 9780878170043

Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Hacker Art Books. Condition: Used - Very Good. Four volume set. Text in French. Reprint of the edition.

MALBA TAHAN THE MAN WHO COUNTED PDF

Search Details

.

NORMAN MANEA INTOARCEREA HULIGANULUI PDF

Charles-Moïse Briquet

.

IAN BURUMA BEHIND THE MASK PDF

Filigranes by Briquet, Used

.

Related Articles