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 31]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 31

This small tile picture has a dark reddish-orange floral design and, in one corner, part of an ornate geometric border. It is taken from plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles. [more...] [$]

[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 22]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 22

This small tile picture has bright green and orange flowers and rose hips (perhaps), andpart of a geometric border. 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...] [$]

[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 12]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 12

This small tile picture shows a lion with one paw on a circle; the lion stands on grass with a golf-bunker or sand-pit nearby; in the background, geese fly past on their way to find hidden meanings in the clouds. The illustration is contained within a diamond-shaped border, [...]plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles. [more...] [$]

[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 17]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 17

This small tile picture shows an orange tulip, with fleur-de-lys designs at the corners. 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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