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.

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[picture: Front Cover]

Front Cover

The front cover of “Ornamental Design” is not itself very ornamented. [$]

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

13.—Bow Pencil and Bow Pen

For drawing circles with. [$]

[picture: Figure 3.54.---Ionic Frieze]

Figure 3.54.—Ionic Frieze

88. Ionic Order.—In Fig. 54 is shown a frieze from the principal Ionic temple in Athens, the Erechtheum, the style of which is typical of this class of relief ornament throughout Greek design. it is plainly a development, in relief, of the brush forms shown in Fig. 47; and the addition of scrolls at the bottom, and leaves, from which the forms appear to spring, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Figure 3.56.---Acanthus Leaf.]

Figure 3.56.—Acanthus Leaf.

In Fig. 56 is shwon a form of the acanthus leaf taken from the Tower of the Winds at Athens. it is purely conventional in form, possessing a broad, bold treatment, necessary or its execution in stone, and following closely the principles of the growing plant, as [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 15.---Holding a Ruling Pen.]

15.—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...] [$]


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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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