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 6]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 6

This small tile picture has a seed pod. It is taken from plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles.

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[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 8]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 8

This small tile picture contains an abstract geometric design including an eight-pointed star and shapes that might be remeniscent of clover leaves and flowers. It is taken from plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles. [more...]

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[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 27]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 27

This small tile picture has a green and orange floral design, all very autumnal, with grapes, nuts and seeds. Compare with tile number 9 and also number 28 and This picture is taken from plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles. [more...]

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[picture: Dutch Delft ceramic tile 33]

Dutch Delft ceramic tile 33

This small tile picture features an orange and red diagonal design. It is taken from plate 104, Dutch ceramic tiles. [more...]

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[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...]

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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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