Описание: This collection contains more than 5000 examples of two-, three- and four-letter combinations in a variety of styles. They are arranged alphabetically in columns with each series grouped under an appropriate head. Crows, coronets and a number of ancient and modern alphabets are displayed.
Описание: Offers drawings of lilies, daffodils, dahlias, crocuses, chrysanthemums, iris, carnations, poppies, sunflowers, pine cones, tulips, and roses that can be used in needlework and crafts projects.
Описание: Over 1,700 compact, graceful designs--a traditional part of many Japanese family histories--are featured in this handsome, versatile collection. Depicting plant, leaf, animal, and fan designs in circular motifs; astronomical images, and more, the authentic, permission-free crests are ideal for use a
Описание: Over 1,400 heraldic designs depicting shields, coats-of-arms, seals, logos, flags, insignia, scrolls, mottoes and many other motifs will add a touch of medieval flair or aristocratic ambience to almost any graphic project. Use permission-free or as a source of design inspiration for an infinite numb
Описание: The exquisite designs in this graceful garden of flowers will delight illustrators, commercial artists, designers, and craftworkers alike. Beautifully rendered from old-world collections, 60 plates of lovely black and white artwork depict borders of fanciful flowers; filligreed compositions of floral sprays, wreaths, and single blossoms; delicate butterflies with wings displaying a patchwork mosaic; nosegays wrapped on lacy horns; and much more. Projecting the illusion of fine needlework, these permission-free illustrations of elegant floral designs are ideal for lending dramatic accents to embroidery projects and textile patterns, for leatherwork, and a host of other craft projects.
Based on actual designs dating back as far as the ninth century, the 280 royalty-free designs in this volume constitute a rich and varied archive of authentic Islamic motifs. Embodying Chinese floral patterns, nonfigurative and stylized motifs from Central Asia, and a wealth of decorative calligraphic and geometric designs developed by Muslim artists, these illustrations include a wide variety of geometrics, florals, foliates, and animal and human figures. (Although excluded from public, political, and religious buildings because of religious restrictions, depiction of the human figure was tolerated in private dwellings such as harems and baths.) Carefully researched and beautifully rendered from book illustrations, pottery, metalwork, carvings, and other sources, the patterns come in a splendid variety of imaginative motifs: leaf scrolls, intertwining tendrils, repeating bands, combinations of geometrical shapes and flowing scrolls, bold calligraphic inscriptions, interlacing ribbons, and much more -- all set within circular, rectangular, and hexagonal frames, ten-pointed star grids, borders, and many other shapes. Dozens of plates show various stages in design construction, revealing how intricate and complicated-looking patterns are built on simple geometric principles and traditional patterns. Originally published under the auspices of the British Museum, Islamic Designs for Artists and Craftspeople contains a perceptive introduction describing the origins of ornamental patterns developed in accordance with the teachings of the Koran. Additional notes provide useful information on materials and creative techniques. Crafters and art students will find this collection a stimulating source of inspiration. Commercial artists and designers in search of attractive textile, wallpaper, leatherwork, and needlework patterns will turn to this volume again and again.
Re-create a lovely spray of wild roses that once bloomed in abundance on an early nineteenth-century fabric. Duplicate a lush Persian floral print from a kerchief worn in the waning days of the acien regime. These and dozens of other superb royalty-free designs -- adapted from patterns on antique textiles -- are available now to artists and craftspeople in this attractive collection. A noted artist and surface designer has masterfully rendered nearly 230 designs from French, English, German, Swiss, and Russian textiles of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Featured are profusions of flowers, leaves, sprays, branches, fruits, and birds in a wide variety of formats: clusters, bouquets, single vignettes, and more. Also shown are several full-page motifs with a single large, elaborate flower. Captions supply a brief description, date, and place of origin for the designs on each page. Among the many charming samples are floral and butterfly blockprints from Alsace in France (c. 1790), a Kashmir floral motif from England (1805), an English rose bouquet (1834), berries and flowers from Switzerland (1820), and scores of others.
Описание: Excellent handbook, spanning centuries and cultures, illustrates author's theory of design and ornamentation -- that several primary forms (square, circle, triangle, linear, flora and fauna) appear repeatedly throughout history. Text examines symbols and their uses, evolution of design motifs and psychological significance of patterns and designs.
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