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Well-known in the Victorian art world for his award-winning ornamental designs, John Leighton decided to provide contemporary artists and artisans with a rich sourcebook of ideas and inspiration to use in developing their own designs. Entitled Suggestions in Design, the book featured an enormous array of designs and motifs from many cultures and times. The present volume contains all 102 plates from that rare 19th-century compilation.

Included are more than 1,100 motifs painstakingly adapted from a host of design traditions: primitive tribal art and pottery; Egyptian sculpture and painting; Assyrian wall sculptures and carved ivory; Greek sculpture and terra-cotta vases; Etruscan painting, bronzework, and jewelry; Pompeian architectural details and mosaics; designs from Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Persian, Moorish, French Renaissance, and other sources. Careful reworkings rather than exact copies of original designs, these motifs were meant to guide users in creating their own versions of decorative ornament.

Reproduced from a valuable original printed in 1881, this book includes detailed descriptions of the plates. It represents a highly useful source of beautifully rendered, copyright-free images that will be welcomed by artists, illustrators, craftworkers, and countless enthusiasts of the decorative arts.

Unabridged Dover (1995) republication of all 102 plates from Suggestions in Design, originally published by D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1881.

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Beautifully rendered, royalty-free images adapted from a host of design traditions — from primitive tribal to French Renaissance. Invaluable sourcebook for artists, designers, craftworkers.

Synopsis:

Hundreds of beautifully rendered, royalty-free images painstakingly adapted from a host of design traditions: primitive tribal, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Byzantine, French Renaissance and more. Also, decorative motifs derived from metalwork, heraldic ornament, floral vignettes, letters, other elements. Invaluable sourcebook for artists, craftworkers and decorative art enthusiasts.

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ISBN:
9780486287300
Author:
Leighton, John
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Arts, decorative and crafts
Subject:
Clip Art
Subject:
Decoration and ornament
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Use of Ornament
Subject:
Decoration and ornament -- Animal forms.
Subject:
Repetitive patterns (Decorative arts)
Subject:
Repetitive patterns
Subject:
Themes, motives
Subject:
Decoration and ornament -- Plant forms.
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Illustration
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archive
Series Volume:
R1050
Publication Date:
19951031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 1 pd

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Beautifully rendered, royalty-free images adapted from a host of design traditions — from primitive tribal to French Renaissance. Invaluable sourcebook for artists, designers, craftworkers.

"Synopsis" by ,
Hundreds of beautifully rendered, royalty-free images painstakingly adapted from a host of design traditions: primitive tribal, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Byzantine, French Renaissance and more. Also, decorative motifs derived from metalwork, heraldic ornament, floral vignettes, letters, other elements. Invaluable sourcebook for artists, craftworkers and decorative art enthusiasts.

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