The History of Ornament: Design in the Decorative Arts (page 2/5)

[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 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: [Ancient] Greek Marble Mosaics 2: Eleusius]

[Ancient] Greek Marble Mosaics 2: Eleusius

One corner of a mosaic floor, with a border of interlocking circles. It might make an interesting design element in a Web page or scrap book, perhaps faded out [...] [more...]

[picture: [Ancient] Greek Marble Mosaics 3: Temple Floor]

[Ancient] Greek Marble Mosaics 3: Temple Floor

A part of an Ancient greek mosaic floor in Sicily, uprooted and taken to the museum of the Court of Biscari. [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: [Ancient] Greek Marble Mosaics 9: Hexagons]

[Ancient] Greek Marble Mosaics 9: Hexagons

Figs. 3 – 9. Fragments of floors from Sicily, partly in the Museum of the Court of Biscari (Hittorf, Restitution du temple d’Emp├ędocle). [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...]

[picture: 104. Dutch Ceramic Tiles]

104. Dutch Ceramic Tiles

A collage made of Dutch “Delftware” ceramic tiles, probably from the eighteenth century. I have also made separate low-resolution 500-pixel images of the individual tiles. [more...]

[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 1]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 1

This small tile picture shows a building with a steep foor and a round tower next to a tree; there seems to be a sailing boat in the background. The picture is enclosed in a [...]plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles. [more...]

[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 2]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 2

This small tile picture features a floral design. 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...]


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