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Fantastic Ornament

Author : A. Hauser
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Abounding in cherubs, nymphs, soldiers, kings, dragons, and other flamboyant motifs, this compilation of ornamental designs was originally published in Paris during the 1840s. The extravagant images are based on a wide variety of historical examples that date back as far as the 1500s and include imaginative renderings by Watteau and Durer. Created as embellishments for walls, arms and armor, and everyday objects, these designs remain eminently useful for graphic and decorative purposes. Professional and amateur artists and designers as well as cardmakers and scrapbookers will find this compilation a practical resource of versatile and royalty-free art. This volume is the successor to Dover Publications' "Fantastic Ornament, "another modern reprint of a rare nineteenth-century publication. Dover (2013) new selection of material from "Portefeuille Historique de l'Ornement/Ornaments of the Classical Masters: Comprising Ornamental Borders, Decorations, Shields, Vases, Alphabet of Letters, Grotesque Designs, Patterns for Gold and Silver-Smiths, " A. Hauser, Paris, 1841. See every Dover book in print at

Fantastic Ornament

Author : Michel Liénard
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Swirling with gargoyles, devils, dragons, griffins, and other images that haunt both dreams and nightmares, this otherworldly assortment features more than 100 decorations from a rare nineteenth-century volume. Decorations include: Cartouches in the style of Louis XIII Stone balustrades Arabesques Roof cornices Renaissance-era drawing-room cabinets Elizabethan chimney pieces ... plus friezes for textiles and wallpaper, decorative scutcheons, mirror frames, and much more. These versatile royalty-free illustrations are equally suitable for immediate use, adaptation, and inspiration.

Fantastic Ornament French Color Design

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Never before printed and selected from a one-of-a-kind, hand-painted studio sourcebook from early 20th century Lyon, France, these brilliant silk patterns are bursting with vibrant color and naturalistic forms: flowers, swirls, vines, and more.

A Rare Treatise on Interior Decoration and Architecture

Author : Joseph Friedrich zu Racknitz
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This volume translates and examines a rare conspectus of architectural and decorative taste published at the very end of the eighteenth century. Baron Joseph Friedrich zu Racknitz’s pioneering Presentation and History of the Taste of the Leading Nations in Relation to the Interior Decoration of Rooms and to Architecture (Darstellung und Geschichte des Geschmacks der vorzüglichsten Völker in Beziehung auf die innere Auszierung der Zimmer und auf die Baukunst) is little known today. Racknitz, a German aristocrat, traced an early global history of design and ornament through discussions of what he distinguished as twenty-four regional historical tastes. He included a diverse group of ancient classical civilizations, European nations and peoples, Eastern civilizations, and more exotic reaches of the world. This sensitive and informed translation by Simon Swynfen Jervis includes reproductions of the original color plates and essays on Racknitz’s biography, his publication, and the deeper German Enlightenment context, making this an essential volume for eighteenth- and nineteenth-century architecture, decorative arts, and garden design.

Planting and Rural Ornament

Author : William Marshall
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This two-volume 1796 work guides owners of large estates in establishing and maintaining timber plantations for both pleasure and profit.

Planting and rural ornament by W H Marshall

Author : William Marshall
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The Palenque Tablet in the United States National Museum Washington D C

Author : Charles Rau
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H M Stanley s Wonderful Adventures in Africa

Author : J. T. Headley
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The Drawing room Its Decorations and Furniture

Author : Lucy Orrinsmith
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A Very Vintage Christmas

Author : Bob Richter
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A Very Vintage Christmas embodies the nostalgia and sentimentality associated with the holiday season. Vintage ornaments, lights, decorations, cards and wrapping all conjure up happy memories of Christmases past and serve as tangible mementos of holidays shared with family and friends. In fact, finding these objects, decorating with them and sharing them with others brings an instant feeling of comfort and joy. Coupled with beautiful photographs, tips on collecting, and secret shopping haunts, A Very Vintage Christmas offers a 360-degree look at holiday décor in America and gives suggestions on how to make vintage finds work for today’s audience. While each chapter of A Very Vintage Christmas is unique, there is a common thread that runs through them all: the love of beautiful holiday decorations, and the interest in their history, value, and preservation. The book helps the everyday collector and enthusiast to build their own collection and offers tips on how to make the most of what they’ve got.

Encyclop dia metropolitana or Universal dictionary of knowledge ed by E Smedley Hugh J Rose and Henry J Rose With Plates

Author : Encyclopaedia
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Encyclopaedia Metropolitana Plates and Maps to the Historical and Miscellaneous Divisions

Author : Edward Smedley
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A Pronouncing Gaelic Dictionary

Author : Neil MacAlpine
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The London Journal

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The Printing World

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Studies in Mohammedanism Historical and Doctrinal

Author : John J. Pool
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Temples Ancient and Modern

Author : William Bardwell
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A Treatise on Wood Engraving

Author : William Andrew Chatto
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Historical sketches of the old painters by the authoress of Three experiments of living

Author : Hannah Farnham Lee
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Savoring the Past

Author : Barbara Ketcham Wheaton
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Wheaton effortlessly brings to life the history of the French kitchen and table. In this masterful and charming book, food historian Barbara Ketcham Wheaton takes the reader on a cultural and gastronomical tour of France, from its medieval age to the pre-Revolutionary era using a delightful combination of personal correspondence, historical anecdotes, and journal entries.