Heraldic Design

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Through the ages, as warfare and competitive rituals became more elaborate, heraldry evolved into an exact art and science. Used to denote accomplishments as well as the genealogies of outstanding individuals and families, these symbols survived the way of life that created them.
This remarkably rich sourcebook of royalty-free designs describes the origins and ancient forms of heraldic devices, shields, and trademarks. Over 500 black-and-white drawings trace the history and ...

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Heraldic Design: Its Origins, Ancient Forms and Modern Usage

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Overview

Through the ages, as warfare and competitive rituals became more elaborate, heraldry evolved into an exact art and science. Used to denote accomplishments as well as the genealogies of outstanding individuals and families, these symbols survived the way of life that created them.
This remarkably rich sourcebook of royalty-free designs describes the origins and ancient forms of heraldic devices, shields, and trademarks. Over 500 black-and-white drawings trace the history and meaning of the coat, shield, crests, helmets, blazonry, and "attitudes and attributes" of symbols, with considerable attention given to devices such as beasts, monsters, and human and part-human figures. American, British, French, Russian, and other coats of arms are displayed, as are insignias of the Pope and clergy, state seals, and emblems of many modern institutions. In addition to personal, commercial, and family arms, chapters also provide information on the use of heraldry in advertising, brand-labeling, and related fields.
A valuable visual reference for anyone interested in genealogy, these handsome images will add a touch of class to a variety of art and craft projects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486429755
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/3/2004
  • Series: Dover Pictorial Archive Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
A Complete Armorial Achievement 12
Components of a Complete Achievement 13
The Shield 14
Tinctures 15
Charges 16
Devices 18
Beasts and Monsters 18
Birds and a Bee 20
Vegetables and Fish 21
A Variety of Objects 22
Human and Part Human 24
The Crest 25
Impalement of Arms 26
Quartering 27
Cadency: The Inheritance Line 28
Blazonry 29
Your Own Personal or Commercial Coat 33
Calligraphy 36
A Sampling of Symbols 38
Commercial Arms 40
Arms of the World 43
American Arms 44
British Arms 49
Scotch Arms 57
Irish Arms 60
French Arms 62
Spanish Arms 64
Italian Arms 66
Teutonic Arms 68
Scandinavian Arms 70
Russian Arms 72
Arms of the Pope and Clergy 74
Arms of the American Republics 76
Some Early American Arms 78
Some U. S. Governmental Seals 80
Seals of the States 82
Academic Arms 87
Bibliography 89
Glossary-Index 90
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