Die Bücher-Ornamentik Der Renaissance (Vol. I.) (page 2/5)

[picture: Title Page]

Title Page

The title page has been printed in two colours, and includes an ornate decorative border, which I also made available as separate images in green-brown (most like the original), black (easiest to re-use) and red (because people seem to like red pictures the best). [more...]

[picture: Ornate border from 1878 Title Page (black version)]

Ornate border from 1878 Title Page (black version)

This is the ornate decorative border from the title page of this book; it features cherubs or putti (naked boys with wings) holding up giant urns or vases; mermaids and mermen; angels, vines, flowers and leaves, all in one border or frame! Although the border is probably from a medieval/mediaeval or renaissance source, it would of course [...] [more...]

[picture: Printer's Flower from Title Page]
[picture: Book cover, Ornamentik Der Renaissance (Vol. I.)]

Book cover, Ornamentik Der Renaissance (Vol. I.)

This ornamental book cover, with its baroque border, is marked Munich (München) 1922; presumably the book was either rebound or reissued in 1922. [more...]

[picture: Ornate border from 1878 Title Page (green/brown version)]

Ornate border from 1878 Title Page (green/brown version)

This is the ornate decorative border from the title page of this book; it features cherubs or putti (naked boys with wings) holding up giant urns or vases; mermaids and mermen; angels, vines, flowers and leaves, all in one border or frame! Although the border is probably from a medieval/mediaeval or renaissance source, it would of course [...] [more...]

[picture: Ornate border from 1878 Title Page (red version)]

Ornate border from 1878 Title Page (red version)

This is the ornate decorative border from the title page of this book; it features cherubs or putti (naked boys with wings) holding up giant urns or vases; mermaids and mermen; angels, vines, flowers and leaves, all in one border or frame! Although the border is probably from a medieval/mediaeval or renaissance source, it would of course [...] [more...]

[picture: Chapter head: cherubs playing games]

Chapter head: cherubs playing games

Cherubs playing games with hoops and a spear or arrow, in a chain-link border. Used as a page decoration at the start of the foreword of the book. [more...]

[picture: Antique/Vintage Chain-link Border (coloured)]

Antique/Vintage Chain-link Border (coloured)

This full-page border is made up of circles linked together like a chain, with a woodcut engraved shaded background. I used orange red and black; the original woodcut is printed in plain black, with no ink (white) where I have the red and orange. [more...]

[picture: Foliated chapter-head with geometric border]

Foliated chapter-head with geometric border

An Egyptian-inspired geometric border containing a fleur-de-lys in a circle between two vine branches. It was at the head of the first index page. The border style was popular in the nineteenth century, and the [...] [more...]

[picture: Decorative initial letter I]

Decorative initial letter I

A decorative initial capital letter “I” used as a drop cap at the start of a chapter. This was probably cut into the side of a block of wood, which might explain why the letter is not quite vertical; the technique of engraving onto the end-grain of the block came [...] [more...]

[picture: Plate 3, Page with foliated border from 1478]

Plate 3, Page with foliated border from 1478

A reproduction of a page from a book printed at the office of Erhart Ratdolt in Venice in 1478, Pomponii Melle Cosographie de situ orbis liber primis. [more...]


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