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October 13, 2010 / rodrigoloaiza

Owen Jones (1809-74) Plans, Elevations, Sections and Details of the Alhambra

‘Details of woodwork from various rooms in the Alhambra’�1836-45

This was the world’s first published work of any significance to employ chromolithography, and it set new standards for the printing industry.

Having studied the Alhambra, Jones wanted to produce a publication that would do it justice. Colour printing at the time was virtually non-existent, so Jones researched the new process of chromolithography and printed the book himself.

via Owen Jones (1809-74) Plans, Elevations, Sections and Details of the Alhambra.

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