Decorative Frames and Borders: 396 Copyright-Free Designs for Artists and Craftsman

Decorative Frames and Borders: 396 Copyright-Free Designs for Artists and Craftsman

by Edmund V. Gillon Jr., Edmund V. Gillon
     
 
This is probably the largest and most varied collection of borders and frames ever compiled for the use of artists and designers. Drawn from numerous first-rate sources, this book covers practically every style, mood, and form as interpreted through the whole range of art movements and historical periods. Many designs were originally used in typesetters' catalogues

Overview

This is probably the largest and most varied collection of borders and frames ever compiled for the use of artists and designers. Drawn from numerous first-rate sources, this book covers practically every style, mood, and form as interpreted through the whole range of art movements and historical periods. Many designs were originally used in typesetters' catalogues (American and European), in books, on title pages, text pages, or just as fanciful illustrations. Others were found on tradesmen's cards, menus, advertisements, and certificates.
The variety is seemingly endless, and includes representative examples of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, French Empire, Victorian, neo-Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Arab, Pre-Raphaelite, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco styles. You will find Greek frets, grape vines, floral arrangements, architectural and geometric elements, wreaths, figures, and allegorical borders representing such concepts as time and justice, and hundreds of miscellaneous decorative devices that offer a multitude of imaginative applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486229287
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/01/1973
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archive Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
523,663
Product dimensions:
8.36(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.50(d)

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