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The Styles of Ornament

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Publisher Comments:

There is no larger collection of ornament in print anywhere today. This more than 600 page volume contains 3765 different illustrations on 400 full page plates! Indispensable for artists, designers, illustrators, architects, craftsmen, students, and anyone else searching for distinctive, authentic design, individual illustrations are royalty-free — buy the book and thousands of unusual drawing are yours for the using.

Where are the ornaments from? The vanished civilizations of ancient Egypt, Babylonia, Persia, Phoenicia, Judah, India, Greece, Rome, Pompeii, the Celts, the Etruscans; from China, Japan, Arabia, India, Cambodia; from Russia, Scandinavia, the United States, Germany, France, Italy, England, Austria, Spain, and other countries.

What periods are covered? Prehistoric and primitive; antiquity; the Middle Ages, including early-Christian ornaments of the Lombards, Visigoths, Franks, and Byzantines, Romanesque ornament, Mohammedan ornament, and Gothic ornament; Renaissance ornament in Florence, Venice, Portugal, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland; Rococo ornament throughout Europe; Colonial style in the United States: nineteenth century classical revival, with designs of Sheraton and Hepplewhite; Empire; and Biedermeier and Neoclassical ornament in Germany.

What design elements and objects? Gargoyles; Buddhas; dragons; capitals, bases, and shafts of columns; necklaces, rings, other jewelry; urns, vases; friezes; buildings of brick, wood, stone; tables, chairs, mirrors, chests, hardware; tapestries and cloths; statues; suits of armor, helmets, lances; mitres; fantastic animals, centaurs, cupids; religious objects; keyholes; sedan chair; bridges; coats of arms; and hundreds of others. This wide spectrum of styles will almost literally be a bottomless treasury of source material that you will use again and again, each time finding something different.

Synopsis:

This mammoth collection of ornament features 3,765 illustrations from a wide variety of periods: the Middle Ages, including Byzantine, Romanesque, and Mohammedan; Renaissance from Florence to Poland; Rococo; Colonial style; and more.

Synopsis:

Largest collection of decorated artifacts, all in line; prehistoric, Egyptian, Islamic, Baroque, Victorian, other areas, times.

Synopsis:

Largest collection of decorated artifacts, all in line; prehistoric, Egyptian, Islamic, Baroque, Victorian, other areas, times. 3,700 illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486205571
Translator:
O'Connor, David
Author:
O'Connor, David
Author:
Speltz, Alexander
Author:
Speltz
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
Design - Decorative
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Arts, decorative and crafts
Subject:
Clip Art
Subject:
Decoration and ornament
Subject:
historic ornament manual
Subject:
styles of ornament
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archive
Publication Date:
19590631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
647
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.67 lb

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This mammoth collection of ornament features 3,765 illustrations from a wide variety of periods: the Middle Ages, including Byzantine, Romanesque, and Mohammedan; Renaissance from Florence to Poland; Rococo; Colonial style; and more.
"Synopsis" by ,
Largest collection of decorated artifacts, all in line; prehistoric, Egyptian, Islamic, Baroque, Victorian, other areas, times.
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Largest collection of decorated artifacts, all in line; prehistoric, Egyptian, Islamic, Baroque, Victorian, other areas, times. 3,700 illustrations.
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