The World of Ornament
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The World of Ornament

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by David Batterham, Auguste Racinet
     
 

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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. The 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)

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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. The 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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783836540070
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
11/30/2012
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 13.20(h) x 3.10(d)

Meet 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.

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The World of Ornament 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very detailed, beautiful illustrations, invaluable resource, I haven't seen a compilation as complete and inclusive as this. I had to buy it. I am excited to see how much time i save use the online data base or just flipping through for inspiration.