Matériaux et Documents d’Architecture et de Sculpture was published by Antonin Raguenet (1839–1920) in Paris between 1872–1914. This stunning rarity is a collection of folios which are double-printed sheets of paper (sized 40 x 62,7 cm) with drawings of the folio’s topic. The folios are protected by a red binder, and the set we have in our collection, covers topics from Lion to Vierge.
Antonin Raguenet was a French architect; Matériaux et Documents d’Architecture et de Sculpture was Raguenet’s project to compile a taxonomy of ornamental details in late 19th-century neoclassicist European architecture. The folios, which he published more than 500 issues in total, feature his documentary drawings of ornaments from buildings, monuments and public places across the Europe.
For more information about Raguenet and his publication project, please visit e.g. www.architecture.yale.edu/exhibitions/70-year-end-of-the-world/gary-he. Please also see our Antiquarian Collection if you are interested in historical books about architecture.
We are extremely proud to offer this magnificent example of historical architectural publications on the market on behalf of our client. According to the current owner, the original owner of this binder was Signe Lagerborg-Stenius (1870–1968), one of the first female architects in Finland.