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• • • Being a journal by artist and designer John Coulthart, cataloguing interests, obsessions and passing enthusiasms.


 

Doorways

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Another fine book for us collagists, Libro estraordinario di Sebastiano Serlio bolognese : nel quale si dimostrano trenta porte di opera rustica, mista con diuersi ordini, & uenti di opera dilicata di diuerse specie : con la scrittura dauanti, che narra il tutto (1566) is a guide to “porte rustiche”, or old doorways. There are fifty in all, of which I’ve chosen seven random examples. Browse the rest here or download the book here.

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  1. #1 posted by herr doktor bimler

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    old doorways
    ‘Old’, or ‘rusticated’?

  2. #2 posted by John

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    There’s elements of both since the later ones aren’t all rustic in appearance.

  3. #3 posted by John M. Simmons Jr.

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    One need never draw again! His books on perspective are also a rich source of material – ripe for the picking – in one door and out another… sublime, generous italians.

  4. #4 posted by herr doktor bimler

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    Now I want a rusticated Tardis.

 


 

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