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Vintage Antique Ornament E-Books Plus Form Art Nouveau Design on Disc
5 E-Books On DVD
published in around 1900s
1- The Grammar Of Ornament
Author’s Introduction : By Owen Jones (1809 ~ 1874) was a British architect, decorative artist, author and educator. Through his efforts to publish his findings on the historic use of color in decoration, he also became one of the pioneers of chromolithography. His masterwork, The Grammar Of Ornament, soon became one of the defining works in ornamentation and decorative arts, since it was first published in 1856. The 1910 edition of The Grammar Of Ornament, illustrates 112 original color plates with various style of ornament drawn from 19 different cultures, is an essential picture book offering the supreme expression of Victorian taste in historical decoration, and serves as a definitive source of reference and inspiration for designers of wallpaper, furniture, architectural decoration, and fabric worldwide.
Please note: This SUPERB PDF Reprint is a top-quality, electronic facsimile version of the actual book published in 1910. The PDF file size is as large as 117 MB due to each page is a very high-resolution facsimile image.
· General principles
· Ornament of savage tribes
· Egyptian ornament
· Assyrian and Persian ornament
· Greek ornament
· Pompeian ornament
· Roman ornament
· Byzantine ornament
· Arabian ornament
· Turkish ornament
· Moresque ornament
· Persian ornament
· Indian ornament
· Hindoo ornament
· Chinese ornament
· Celtic ornament
· Mediaeval ornament
· Renaissance ornament
· Elizabethan ornament
· Italian ornament
· Leaves and flowers from nature
2- Art Nouveau Design , plant Form & Vegetative Ornament
Author’s Introduction : In this classic Art Nouveau Design book, the authors show how natural plant forms can be simplified and converted into ornament. The rare volume is profusely illustrated throughout, demonstrating designs for simple space filling, and also for such processes as stencilling, wall papers, textiles, tiles, and so on.
· Principles of Design
· Space Filling
· All-Over Patterns
· Wall Papers
3- Prof. Meyer's Handbook of Ornament
Author’s Introduction : Original published in 1910s, authored by Prof. Meyer, this Handbook of Ornament contains about 3,000 illustrations of the elements, and the application of decoration to objects. It has three main divisions:
Division 1 treats of the "Elements of Decoration", or motives of which it is formed.
Division 2 arranges ornament according to their functions, and the reciprocal relation between the construction of the object and the application of the ornament. The division falls into 5 sub-divisions:
Bands: bordering, framing and connecting forms;
Free Ornament: forms whose construction expresses a termination or cessation;
Supports: types of ornament which express the principle of weight-bearing;
Enclosed Ornament: suitable for the enlivenment of a defined bordered field, panels;
Repeating Ornament: the decoration of surfaces which are developed into patterns on a geometrical or organic basis.
Division 3 shows the application of decoration to vase-form, metal objects, furniture, frames, jewelry, heraldry and writing, printing, etc.
Each division and sub-division is prefixed by a few remarks on style and history, characteristics, motives, symbolism, aim and application. These are followed, so far as is necessary and practicable, by notes on the places where the objects illustrated were discovered, where they are now preserved, and on their material and size.
Division 1: The Elements of Decoration
· Geometrical Elements and Motives
· Natural Forms
· The Organisms of Plants: The Flora of Ornament
· Animal Organisms: The Fauna of Ornament
· Human Organism
· Artificial Objects: Trophies, Symbols, etc
Division 2: Ornament Applied to Features
· Free Ornaments
· Enclosed Ornaments, or Panels
Division 3: Decorated Objects
· Vases, etc
· Metal Objects
· Frames, etc
· Writing, Prints, etc
4- Styles of Ornament Shown in Designs
Author’s Introduction : The Styles of Ornament demonstrates 3,700+ designs in 400 full-page black & white plates, arranged in historical order and with illustrated descriptive text, from various cultures and countries and going back to antiquity. The author claimed that the object of the book was to "exhibit the entire system of Ornament in all its different styles and to illustrate the different uses to which it is applied", and to be served as "a handbook for architects, designers, painters, sculptors, wood-carvers, chasers, modellers, cabinet-makers, ..."
· The Prehistoric and primitive ornament
· The Egyptian ornament
· The Babylonian-Assyrian ornament
· The Persian ornament
· The Phoenician-Hebraic ornament
· The Indian ornament
· The Grecian ornament
· The Etruscan ornament
· The Roman ornament
· The Pompeian ornament
· The Celtic-Germanic ornament
· The Middle Ages
· The German-Early Christian ornament
· The Byzantine ornament
· The Keltic ornament
· The Roman ornament
· The Scandinavian-Roman ornament
· The Russian ornament
· The Islam ornament
· The Gothic ornament
· The Chinese ornament
· The Japanese ornament
· Modern times
· The Renaissance ornament
· The Barocco ornament
· The Rococco ornament
· The Colonial style ornament in the United States of America
· The semiclassical ornament at the end of the 18th and commencement of the 19th century
· Alphabetic index of the designs after material and object
· Catalogue: Architecture, decorative and industrial art, fine arts
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