Handbook of Decorative Motifs: Design Ideas for Painting on a Range of Mediums

Handbook of Decorative Motifs: Design Ideas for Painting on a Range of Mediums

by Birthe Koustrup

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Overview

Four-color ornamental illustrations fill the pages of Handbook of Decorative Motifs, offering a lively catalog of inspired design ideas and models for decorative painters, interior designers, and craftspeople.


Plants and flowers, borders and bouquets, popular art, chinoiserie, and faience, Koustrup, provides simple design techniques as well as more general tips on caring for plant and flower models to help ceramicists, cloth painters, embroiderers, and weavers adapt the motifs to their own styles and on their own mediums. From Kellinghusen faience patterns to floral garlands and the traditional Danish “three tulip” motif, this handbook is a rich source of inspiration for and artistic creators of all ability levels and persuasions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393731484
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/16/2004
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

The late Birthe Koustroup was a Danish naturalist, designer and painter.

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