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: [Ancient] Greek Marble Mosaics 1: Olympia]

[Ancient] Greek Marble Mosaics 1: Olympia

One corner of a gold-on-black border for a mural, with urns and pineapples. [more...] [$]

[picture: [Ancient] Greek Marble Mosaics 5: Temple Floor pattern]

[Ancient] Greek Marble Mosaics 5: Temple Floor pattern

A part of an Ancient greek mosaic floor in Sicily, uprooted and taken to the museum of the Court of Biscari. [$]

[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 5]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 5

This small tile picture shows a town with two tall circular towers and several other tall buildings, set into an abstract dotted border. It is taken from plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles. [more...] [$]

[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 33]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 33

This small tile picture features an orange and red diagonal design. It is taken from plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles. [more...] [$]

[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 28, SVG version]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 28, SVG version

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...] [$]


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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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