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Category:Essempio di recammi (1524)

English: Written by Giovanni Antonio Tagliente, published by fratelli da Sabbio, Venice. From top to bottom, and left to right: main design composed of 2 rectangles, one within another. Outer rectangle is decorated with various curvilinear motifs that are separated by white spaces with black dashes. Inner rectangle contains one central design resembling foliage and a repeated motif at each corner. Framing the entire design are 5 different borders. Top edge is divided into 2 borders, one with flowers and other with winged figures. Left edge is decorated with halves of flowers within a zigzag pattern. Right edge is decorated with plants, fleurs-de-lis, and a dragon. Bottom edge is decorated with 2 beasts flanking a ram's head in center (THE MET) Considered as the first Italian manual of decoratuin.

Reference: Morison, Stanley. Splendour of Ornament: Specimens selected from the 'Essempio di recammi', the first Italian manual of decoration, Venice 1524, by Giovanni Antonio Tagliente. His life and literary remains, the Essempio di recammi and his typographical style by Esther Potter. Lion and Unicorn Press, 1968.

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