The World Ornament Sourcebook

The World Ornament Sourcebook

by Auguste Racinet
     
 

This amazing compilation of decorative motifs from around the world is unparalleled in its range of coverage with examples from early Greek, Roman and Egyptian designs through those of the 19th century. Geographically diverse, the book covers ornamentation from Asia and Africa as well as Europe and the Americas.

Originally published in the 19th century in two

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This amazing compilation of decorative motifs from around the world is unparalleled in its range of coverage with examples from early Greek, Roman and Egyptian designs through those of the 19th century. Geographically diverse, the book covers ornamentation from Asia and Africa as well as Europe and the Americas.

Originally published in the 19th century in two volumes, this work by Auguste Racinet was an invaluable resource to artists, designers and architects when it was first published and continues to be so today. The period when Racinet's volumes were being published for the first time (1869 through 1887) saw a renewed interest in classicism and the decorative arts and Racinet's work was certainly influential. With 220 color plates comprising over 1500 decorative motifs derived from illuminated manuscripts, jewelry, tiles, weaponry, wall painting and other sources, the book is not only inspirational, but also serves as both a visual reference of the motifs and an insight into the aesthetics of different cultures and periods.

We are pleased to offer this opulent and beautifully colorful title in a combined single volume. A book that every graphic designer, architect, fashion designer or artist must have, it will also appeal to those interested in aesthetics and visual culture.

Contents:
Ornament of the Americas, Africa & Oceania (1 plate); Egyptian Ornament (5 plates); Assyrian Ornament (1 plate); Ancient Greek Ornament (3 plates); Etruscan Ornament (1 plate); Pompeii (3 plates); Ancient Chinese Ornament (6 plates); Ancient Chinese & Japanese Ornament (3 plates); Ancient Japanese Ornament (9 plates); Ancient Indian Ornament (5 plates); Indo-Persian Ornament (8 plates); Persian Ornament (13 plates); Arabic Ornament (6 plates); Moorish Ornament (3 plates); Ottoman Empire (1 plate); Byzantine Ornament (10 plates); Medieval Ornament (35 plates); Ancient Russian Ornament (8 plates); Armenian Ornament (1 plate); Renaissance and 16th Century (52 plates); 17th Century (24 plates); 18th Century (20 plates); 19th Century (2 plates).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908126269
Publisher:
Artis
Publication date:
02/27/2015
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.70(d)

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