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The World of Ornament

Hardcover in slipcase, image database, 9.9 x 15 in., 11.53 lb, 528 pages
US$ 69.99
History's most beautiful patterns: all available on an image database!

History's most beautiful patterns

All available on an image database

A compendium of history’s most elegant and beautiful patterns and ornamental designs at your fingertips—for perusal or download anytime, in high-resolution format. World of Ornament brings together the two greatest encyclopedic collections of ornament of the 19th century: Racinet’s L’Ornement polychrome Volumes I and II (1875-1888) and Dupont-Auberville’s L’Ornement des tissus (1877). Adapted from historical items dating from antiquity, including jewelry, tiles, stained glass, illuminated manuscripts, textiles and ceramics, these ornamental designs encompass a wide range of cultural and esthetic motifs and patterns—including classical Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Asian and middle-Eastern, as well as European designs from medieval times through the 19th century.

Artists, historians, and art lovers will appreciate this lavish source and idea book, and interior designers and patternmakers will be delighted that all of the ornamental designs may be used and reproduced without restriction!

Includes exclusive access to image database: high-resolution images of all individual ornaments downloadable for unrestricted use!

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The author

David Batterham has been an antiquarian bookseller in London since 1965. He specializes in books and journals on the graphic arts, ornament, fashion, and caricature with an emphasis on work from France and Spain.

The World of Ornament
Hardcover in slipcase, image database, 9.9 x 15 in., 11.53 lb, 528 pages
The World of Ornament

The World of Ornament

New edition, only US$ 70
Original edition US$ 200
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The World of Ornament
US$ 69.99