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 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 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: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 7]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 7

This small tile picture contains part of a decorative border with daisies or other flowers and leaves. It is taken from plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles. [more...] [$]

[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 35]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 35

This small tile picture has part of a rococo-style border, and a smal laurel wreath. 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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