The History of Ornament: Design in the Decorative Arts (page 1/5)

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Some pictures from Das Farbige Ornament aller Historischen Stile by Alexander Speltz, Leipzig, 1915. This has been republished by Dover several times and by Portland House (Putnams) in 1988 as The History of Ornament: Design in the Decorative Arts.

I cannot find born/died dates for the author: the latest listed in the Library of Cnngress catalogue is 1915. However, the images themselves are all much older and are out of cpoyright.

Title: The History of Ornament: Design in the Decorative Arts

Author: Speltz, Alexander

City: Leipzig

Date: 1915

Total items: 44

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: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 28]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 28

This small tile picture shows a bunch of grapes with leaves, hemmed in on four sides by cog-wheels and at the corners by fleurs-de-lys. It is taken from plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles. [more...] [$]

[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 3]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 3

This small tile picture features a leaf curled round a border. It is taken from plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles. [more...] [$]

[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 23]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 23

This small tile picture shows a person, perhaps a young man, standing up, holding a cane in one hand; he wears a har and stockings, and carries a sword at his left side. There are fleur-de-lys [...]plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles. [more...] [$]

[picture: [Ancient] Greek Marble Mosaics 1: Olympia - full-page border/decorative frame version.]

[Ancient] Greek Marble Mosaics 1: Olympia - full-page border/decorative frame version.

I made this decorative border, or full-page frame, gold on a black background, from one corner, for use in scrapbooking, Web design, or general publishing. [more...] [$]

[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 29]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 29

This small tile picture has a seed-pod with the seeds visible inside, in a lattice pattern, and with leaves and berries around it; compare tile number 28 and also number 9. It is taken from plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles. [more...] [$]


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Some pictures from Das Farbige Ornament aller Historischen Stile by Alexander Speltz, Leipzig, 1915. This has been republished by Dover several times and by Portland House (Putnams) in 1988 as The History of Ornament: Design in the Decorative Arts.

I cannot find born/died dates for the author: the latest listed in the Library of Cnngress catalogue is 1915. However, the images themselves are all much older and are out of cpoyright.


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