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 28]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 28

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 20]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 20

This small tile picture contains fleur-de-lys signs inside, and between, small circles. 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: [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: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 30]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 30

This small tile picture has a diagonal line and two very different curvy designs, on blue on white and the other white on black. 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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