Thursday, February 22, 2018

A. H. Mackmurdo (arts and crafts)

a. h. mackmurdo's chair and the celebrated title page to (Mackmurdo's Wren's City Churches, 1883). observe plant forms stylized into flamelike, undulating rythms that compress the negative space between them. this established a positive and negative interplay between blak ink and white paper. good things come in small bottles: mackmurdo's foliage is the first art nouveau design. 

mackmurdo's house in london