Engraving is a technique that has been in use for hundreds of years. It is a time-consuming processes by which a metal plate is incised with with thousands of scores created by a chiseling tool called a burin. Ink is then spread over the plate and wiped away, leaving only the grooves filled. Next, paper is pressed onto the metal sheet and an image is printed.
This beautifully complicated process inspired our Architectural Diptych. It is reproduced from an original engraving from a 19th century book from our collection called Traite d'Architecture, Paris. It captures every intricate detail of this historic building in Frankfurt.
We've created a diptych by framing the single image, split into to elegant brass-finish frames.