The 60 plates contain over 250 large-scale line drawings, mostly executed by the authors. The designs and patterns shown are derived from architectural decorative motifs, textile designs, patterns from ceramics, etc. A brief text specifies sources for many of the designs, and captions identify national origin and often the original color schemes.
Designs and Patterns from Historic Ornament Dover Pictorial Archive - The illustrations include ancient egyptian patterns from painted tomb ceilings, borders from Greek vases, eleventh-century Italian textile designs, Japanese ornaments, Celtic designs, Moorish decorations, and architectural elements from the cathedral of Notre-Dame and other buildings. This partial list of contents gives an idea of the many styles of design reproduced in the book, and the applications to which the designs can be put.
. This well-known book was prepared a century ago by two British architects, and its reputation has grown steadily since.
376 Decorative Allover Patterns from Historic Tilework and Textiles Dover Pictorial ArchiveDover Publications - Relying on historical wall and floor tiles, the renaissance, tapestries, and later European and Islamic cultures, wall hangings, and other designs originating in the Middle Ages, textile patterns, Charles Cahier 1807–1882 and Arthur Martin 1802–1856 produced a work of true artistic distinction. The increased use of quality designs in 19th-century manufactured goods created a steady demand during that period for collections of decorative patterns.
It represents an invaluable copyright-free resource embodying the finest designs from historic sources, interior decoration, ready for use by artists, craftspeople, illustrators, wallpapers, and designers working with textiles, and other projects. Included are a wealth of splendid floral, bird, animal, and geometric patterns, carefully researched and meticulously redrawn for use in a myriad of graphic and artistic projects.
376 Decorative Allover Patterns from Historic Tilework and Textiles Dover Pictorial Archive - This edition faithfully reproduces the edition published in 1868, titled Suite aux mélanges d'archéologie. This volume reproduces one such collection ― an extremely rare and valuable portfolio of 376 motifs assembled more than a century ago by two French Jesuit scholars. Many of the motifs are accompanied by complementary border designs, an often essential accessory.
2,286 Traditional Stencil Designs Dover Pictorial ArchiveDover Publications - Moreover, these ornamental motifs provide an invaluable record of American decorative tastes in the early years of the twentieth century. 1918 and ca. Before the widespread development of modern interior decoration, builders and homeowners often relied on commercially available stencils to decorate ceilings and walls of houses and other structures.
1920 by H. Roessing of Chicago. Over 2, numerous animals horses, architectural ornaments and design elements, lions, 200 stencil designs include an enormous variety of attractive and boldly printed images: ornamental borders, religious symbols and figures, corners and frames with intricate floral and foliate patterns, birds, etc.
2,286 Traditional Stencil Designs Dover Pictorial Archive - Mosaics, landscapes, and much more. Meticulously reprinted from original catalogs in the collection of The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, illustrators, these masterfully executed designs are an important source of copyright-free material invaluable for artists, wallpaper, and craftspeople working with textiles, and other decorative products.
This volume reproduces two rare catalogs of such stencils, manufactured ca. Dover Publications.
Arabic Geometrical Pattern and Design Dover Pictorial ArchiveDover Publications - These fundamental shapes give rise to hundreds of different designs, and merely altering an angle or curving a straight line can create an entirely new pattern. Dover Publications. Through centuries of practicing this purely abstract art, Muslim artists have perfected it to an incomparable elegance. This book contains 190 examples exhibiting the wide range of Islamic geometrical art: hexagon designs, octagon designs, combinations of squares and octagons, combinations of stars and rosettes of many variations, heptagon designs, dodecagon designs, and pentagon designs.
When transferred to metal, mosaic, these patterns make up the elaborate ornamentation for which Arabic architecture is noted, and paint, openwork windows, inlaid marble pavements, stucco, and twenty-eight examples of actual applications from Cairo and Damascus are included: sanctuary doors, wood, and ceilings.
Arabic Geometrical Pattern and Design Dover Pictorial Archive - The reader may wish to try his own hand at drawing patterns, to which purpose dotted construction lines are given for sections of the plates. By forbidding the representation of the human figure, the Mohammedan religion helped push Islamic art along a path much different from that of traditional European art.
Artists and designers will appreciate this book as a valuable source for Islamic art and design, which they may use directly or vary at will, and with the added use of color they will find that striking and beautiful results can often be achieved. European abounds with perspective renderings of figures and landscapes, while Islamic translates artistic impulse into elaborate geometric patterns and linear designs.
The Styles of Ornament Dover Pictorial ArchiveDover Publications - Dover Publications. 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. This more than 600 page volume contains 3765 different illustrations on 400 full page plates! Indispensable for artists, designers, craftsmen, and anyone else searching for distinctive, authentic design, students, architects, illustrators, 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, the celts, persia, pompeii, Scandinavia, Italy, Phoenicia, Japan, Austria, Spain, India, Judah, Cambodia; from Russia, the Etruscans; from China, England, Arabia, Babylonia, Germany, France, the United States, India, Rome, Greece, and other countries.
What periods are covered? prehistoric and primitive; antiquity; the middle ages, poland; rococo ornament throughout europe; Colonial style in the United States: nineteenth century classical revival, Franks, and Byzantines, Portugal, Romanesque ornament, Venice, Visigoths, the Netherlands, and Gothic ornament; Renaissance ornament in Florence, Mohammedan ornament, including early-Christian ornaments of the Lombards, Switzerland, with designs of Sheraton and Hepplewhite; Empire; and Biedermeier and Neoclassical ornament in Germany.
The Styles of Ornament Dover Pictorial Archive - What design elements and objects? gargoyles; buddhas; dragons; capitals, mirrors, chairs, wood, hardware; tapestries and cloths; statues; suits of armor, chests, bases, and shafts of columns; necklaces, lances; mitres; fantastic animals, stone; tables, helmets, other jewelry; urns, rings, vases; friezes; buildings of brick, centaurs, cupids; religious objects; keyholes; sedan chair; bridges; coats of arms; and hundreds of others.
There is no larger collection of ornament in print anywhere today.
Treasury of Flower Designs for Artists, Embroiderers and Craftsmen Dover Pictorial ArchiveDover Publications - Dover Publications. Gaber has drawn these flowers with sinuously weaving leaves and stems, in compositions suitable for design purposes: some of the flowers appear several times, repeating borders, and many of the drawings form frames, flowing and swaying as in a breeze on the page, and motifs. Dover Publications.
The flowers, tobacco, daffodil, dogwood, many full-page, include African Violet, Begonia, Snapdragon, Orchid Cactus, Peony, Iris, Columbine, and much more. Susan gaber's garden is a black-and-white eden of lush flower design — 100 graceful, craftsmen of all sorts, botanically accurate garden flowers rendered for artists and anyone who admires or needs floral designs and motifs: needleworkers, designers.
Treasury of Flower Designs for Artists, Embroiderers and Craftsmen Dover Pictorial Archive - All the drawings may be used royalty-free. Ms.
The complete and unabridged full-color edition - The Grammar of Ornament: A Visual Reference of Form and Colour in Architecture and the Decorative ArtsPrinceton University Press - Dover Publications. Jones made detailed observations of decorative arts on his travels in Europe, and in his native London, the Middle East, where he studied objects on display at the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in 1851 and at local museums. His aim was to improve the quality of Western design by changing the habits of Victorian designers, who indiscriminately mixed elements from a wide variety of sources.
Jones's resulting study is a comprehensive analysis of styles of ornamental design, presenting key examples ranging from Maori tattoos, Indian embroidery, Egyptian columns, and Greek borders to Byzantine mosaic, and Elizabethan carvings. At once splendidly victorian and insistently modern, The Grammar of Ornament celebrates objects of beauty from across time periods and continents, and remains an indispensable sourcebook today.
The complete and unabridged full-color edition - The Grammar of Ornament: A Visual Reference of Form and Colour in Architecture and the Decorative Arts - . Dover Publications. Princeton University Press. The complete and unabridged full-color editionFirst published in 1856, The Grammar of Ornament remains a design classic. Its inspiration came from pioneering british architect and designer Owen Jones 1809–1874, who produced a comprehensive design treatise for the machine age, lavishly illustrated in vivid chromolithographic color.
Medieval Tile Designs Dover Pictorial ArchiveDover Publications - Dover Publications. Dover Publications. This practical, inexpensive, and comprehensive archive — originally published in the mid-19th century — has preserved many of those ancient designs for future generations. Cross, mythological creatures, stylized plant forms, fleur-de-lis, and Warblington, abstract and geometric figures, 146 handsome images display a host of characteristically medieval patterns — crosses, stars, churches, Romsey, and other authentic elements.
Little remains of the decorative ceramic tiles that once paved the floors of medieval churches and cathedrals. Adapted largely from tile motifs that once adorned English churches in Winchester, St. These rich and evocative designs can be used to enhance a host of art and craft projects: wood burning, stenciling, enameling, ceramics, leathercraft, and stained glass work; fabric painting, or any other project calling for unique and powerful attention-getters.
Medieval Tile Designs Dover Pictorial Archive - Princeton University Press. Abraded by time and use, stolen by collectors, or covered by new flooring, these handsome ornamental paving stones also known as "encaustic tiles" have become rarities. It represents an invaluable source of design inspiration for permission-free use by today's artists and craftspeople.
Fantastic Ornament, Series Two: 118 Designs and Motifs Dover Pictorial ArchiveDover Publications - Dover Publications. The extravagant images are based on a wide variety of historical examples that date back as far as the 1500s and include imaginative renderings by Watteau and Dürer. Created as embellishments for walls, and everyday objects, arms and armor, these designs remain eminently useful for graphic and decorative purposes.
Professional and amateur artists and designers as well as cardmakers and scrapbookers will find this compilation a practical resource of versatile and royalty-free art. Abounding in cherubs, kings, and other flamboyant motifs, soldiers, dragons, nymphs, this compilation of ornamental designs was originally published in Paris during the 1840s.
Fantastic Ornament, Series Two: 118 Designs and Motifs Dover Pictorial Archive - Princeton University Press. Dover Publications. Dover Publications. This volume is the successor to Dover Publications' Fantastic Ornament, another modern reprint of a rare nineteenth-century publication.
Egyptian Motifs in the Art Deco Style Dover Pictorial ArchiveDover Publications - This compilation takes an original approach to the art and architecture of the land of the Pharaohs. Dover Publications. Dover Publications. Hundreds of images include serpents, scarabs, and mythological creatures as well as a profusion of stylized flowers. The individual motifs can serve as striking spot illustrations, and dozens of borders and panels can be used as repeating patterns.
This unique marriage of ancient Egyptian sources and Art Deco design offers professional designers and hobbyists a rich resource of unusual graphics. Dover Publications. In addition, the overall composition of each page forms a wealth of design inspiration. The ancient egyptians reveled in ornamentation, and their culture remains vibrant to this day thanks to the abundance of their richly decorated artifacts.
Egyptian Motifs in the Art Deco Style Dover Pictorial Archive - Drawn from a french collection of the early twentieth century, it interprets classic motifs of ancient Egypt in a dynamic Art Deco style. Princeton University Press.
Handbook of Ornament Dover Pictorial ArchiveDover Publications - Dover Publications. Other plates show decorated pottery vases, religious utensils, jewelry, lamps, weapons, furniture, and other artifacts, in addition to heraldic motifs and ornamental letters. It reproduces material from greek and roman, islamic, crafters, presenting artists, and students with more than 3, Renaissance, baroque, architecture, medieval European, and design — in all, and early nineteenth-century art, 000 designs.
Featured design elements include networks, akanthos leaves, animal ornamentation, gargoyles, interlacements, crockets, lotus ornamentation, foliations, geometric designs, grotesque figures, link borders, undulations, panels, chains, Gothic tracery, finials, fret bands, spirals, cresting borders, rosettes, repeated ornaments, and hundreds of other elements.
Handbook of Ornament Dover Pictorial Archive - Princeton University Press. Dover Publications. Dover Publications. Republished unabridged from the final comprehensive edition, this work contains the largest single-volume collection of classical art motifs ever compiled.