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 24]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 24

This small tile picture has another green and orange floral design, showing a vase of flowers, set in a diamond border with scary shapes on the outside. It is taken from plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles. [more...] [$]

[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 14]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 14

This small tile picture has another abstract geometric design made from shapes inspired from nature. It is taken from plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles. [more...] [$]

[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 25]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 25

This small tile picture has a floral-inspired red design on a cream background. It is taken from plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles. [more...] [$]

[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 18]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 18

This small tile picture shows a small but brightly-coloured bird sitting on (or carrying) a twig with two green leaves and two orange leaves; the whole design surrounded by a [...]plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles. [more...] [$]

[picture: 38. Byzantine marble floor-mosaics.]

38. Byzantine marble floor-mosaics.

Figs. 1 – 7 and 12. Marble floors in St. MArk’s in Venice (Hessemer, Arabische und altchristliche Bauverzierungen). Figs. 8 – 11 and 13 – 15. Marble floors in St. Sophia’s in Constantinople (Salzenberg, Altchristliche Baudenkmale in Konstantinopel). [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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