For my final day, for a while, of supervising the art school print room, I made a jolly three-colour screenprint that came out of some happy hours looking through books of architectural details and terminology. It all came together this afternoon and this evening and all twenty copies came out pretty well.
|Drawn and printed today! A preposterous erection.|
The books in question include works by Matthew Rice and Osbert Lancaster, Peter Ashley's "Preposterous Erections" and a King Penguin on the English Tradition In Design.
Here you will find:
Doric columns, interlacing arches, quoins, Venetian windows, consoles, crockets, a lucarne window, Elizabethan chimneys, egg and dart, shield-bearing lions, triglyphs, staddle stones and a crinkle-crankle wall.
That's just the main feature. The border brings you trefoils, cinquefoils, linenfold, trumpet moulding, ball-flower, volutes and label termination.
Of course, an antefixa would have been a step too far.