A Textbook on Ornamental Design (page 1/2)

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[picture: Front Cover]

Some diagrams and illustrations taken from A Textbook on Ornamental Design published by International Correspondence Schools, Scranton, PA., USA, 1901.

There are two volumes; there was originally also a portfolio of images, which is not present in my copies of the books.

Title: A Textbook on Ornamental Design

Author: unknown

Published by: International Correspondence Schools

City: Scranton, PA.

Date: 1901

Total items: 11

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: 12.---Dividers.]

12.—Dividers.

Dividers are like compasses but with two sharp points, and can be used for measuring distances. [$]

[picture: 16.---Holding a Ruling Pen]

16.—Holding a Ruling Pen

“13. Inking.—For drawing ink lines other than arcs of circles, the ruling pen (or right-line pen, as it is sometimes called) is used. Its should be held as nearly perpendicular to the board as possible, with the hand in the position shown in Figs. 15 and 16, bearing lightly against the T square or triangle, along the edge of which the line is drawn. After a little more practice, this position will become more natural, and no difficulty will be experienced.” (pp. 11 – 12) [more...] [$]

[picture: 11.---Drawing a circle with the compasses.]

11.—Drawing a circle with the compasses.

Showing how to draw a circle with a pair of compasses. [more...] [$]

[picture: Figure 3.55.---Corinthian Ornament.]

Figure 3.55.—Corinthian Ornament.

89. Corinthian Order.—In Fig. 55, however, is shown a section of ornament from the choragic monument of Lysicrates at Athens. This is the principal structure of Greek origin designed in the Corinthian order. fig. 55 is an ornament from the top of the above monument, and shows not only the elaboration of ornament characteristic of this order, but [...] utmost importance in its relation to the lack of invention of new forms and the restraining influences of certain art periods. [more...] [$]

[picture: 13.---Bow Pencil and Bow Pen]

13.—Bow Pencil and Bow Pen

For drawing circles with. [$]


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Some diagrams and illustrations taken from A Textbook on Ornamental Design published by International Correspondence Schools, Scranton, PA., USA, 1901.

There are two volumes; there was originally also a portfolio of images, which is not present in my copies of the books.


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