1912. Original Cloth over Boards; taped spine. Oblong Folio (18"x12"), pp. 22. Original black ink drawings with color accents. French. Very Good. Item #19019
Stereotomy is the art and science of cutting three dimensional solids into particular shapes. Typically this involves materials such as metal, stone or wood which is cut to be assembled into complex structures, like an arch or a gate. Victor Laloux was a French Beaux-Arts architect and teacher. This appears to be a student's drawings from a stereotomy class, and they are beautifully rendered. The student signed the title page and each page has been stamped with a 1912 date. The book has three sections: one on wood, one on iron, and one on stone. The wood section shows various joint constructions and a page on flooring. The iron section shows roof struts and other assemblages. The stone section shows a skewed door built on a slope, and several other intricate stone projects. We've never seen such a beautiful student portfolio before. Very scarce.