Products in Dover Design Library
|Floral Ornament |
by Carol Belanger Grafton
Over 350 handsome floral designs, selected from rare Victorian-era magazines, depicted as embellishments on mirrors and wall sconces, as flowing patterns easily adapted for use as frames and borders, and much more.
|Flower Designs |
by Charlene Tarbox
Over 80 lovely blossoms — wild sunflowers, columbine, peonies, orchids, roses, and more — in sprays, wreaths, clusters, single blossoms, and other configurations. A handy source of design inspiration.
|Geometric Allover Patterns |
by Ian O. Angell
Forty-six striking geometric lattice designs drawn by a computer using sets of lines and arcs based on beautiful, centuries-old patterns. Crisp black-and-white illustrations can be used singly or in handsome combinations.
|The Illuminated Alphabet |
by Theodore Menten
Fifty medieval initial letters. Celtic floral interlacements, biblical scenes, scenes of war and play, knights, grotesque animals, martyrdoms, fanciful devices, more. Wonderful design inspiration.
|Japanese Floral Patterns and Motifs |
by Madeleine Orban-Szontagh
Archive of 45 designs adapted from kimonos, Noh costumes and screens: stripes, allover patterns, nature scenes, sprays of flowers and branches, much more, convey subtle elegance. Captions.
|Kaleidoscopic Designs and How to Create Them |
by Norma Y. and Leslie G. Finkel
Here is a simple way to create unlimited numbers of kaleidoscopic designs in 4, 6, or 8 segments. Any printed illustration can be used as the basis of a design.
|Maya Designs |
by Wilson G. Turner
Over 40 beautiful renderings of Maya designs found on building facades, painted vases, designs drawn from architectural sculpture and other monumental carvings, murals, illustrated books (codexes), and miscellaneous artifacts.
|Medieval Alphabets and Decorative Devices |
by Henry Shaw
30 authentic alphabets and over 150 individual letters and decorative devices — taken from Westminster Abbey monuments, 15th-century French prayer books, and other sources — incorporate vines, flowers, leaves, faces, and more.
|Mehndi Designs: Traditional Henna Body Art |
by Marty Noble
Scores of lovely designs adapted from authentic images used in an ancient art form include fine line, lacy, and paisley motifs, floral borders, heart-shaped insets, and repeat patterns. 166 black-and-white illustrations.
|Mola Designs |
by Frederick W. Shaffer
Mola is the Cuna Indian word for an intricate reverse-appliqué needlework technique. These 45 folk-style designs signify themes ancient and modern: pre-Christian crosses, animals, birds, abstracts, and more.
|Northwest Coast Indian Designs |
by Madeleine Orban-Szontagh
A noted illustrator renders more than 270 designs produced by the Indians of the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and the western coast of Canada: Nootka, Kwakiutl, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and other groups.
|Old-Fashioned Appliqué Quilt Designs |
by Susan Johnston
Forty-two illustrations of prized turn-of-the-century applique quilt designs. Authentic American folk themes for designers, advertisers, illustrators, and craftspeople. Pineapples, wreaths, baskets, and more.
|Original Art Deco Allover Patterns |
by William Rowe
Unique collection of 59 royalty-free graphics includes stunning full-page patterns with variants on opposite page, plus visual suggestions on adapting, developing, and varying designs.
|Paisley Designs |
by Gregory Mirow
This collection of 44 original plates of royalty-free designs range from small individual cones, barely an inch high, to full-page motifs. Intricately beautiful.
|Polynesian and Oceanian Designs |
by Gregory Mirow
A rich selection of original designs adapted from authentic folk art of New Zealand, the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, the Hawaiian Islands, and Australia. 225 royalty-free illustrations.
|Russian Folk Motifs |
by Peter Linenthal
This treasury of 226 designs, all meticulously rendered from authentic Russian art and artifacts — motifs from Moldovian carpets, Ukrainian Easter eggs, stove tiles, more. Depictions of Matryoshka dolls, ceramic toys, woodcuts of folkloric characters.
|Scandinavian Folk Designs |
by Lis Bartholm
With 155 traditional motifs to choose from — all adapted by noted Danish designer Lis Bartholm — today's artists and craftspeople can re-create many of the lovely patterns that ornamented domestic furnishings generations ago.
|Scroll Ornaments of the Early Victorian Period |
by F. Knight
This compilation of a master engraver's designs presents a versatile array of borders, frames, scrolls, cartouches, arches, corners, and crests, in motifs featuring floral, animal, fantasy, and rococo patterns.
|Silhouette Designs for Artists and Craftspeople |
by Rico Prosperoso
Choose from 153 decorative silhouette motifs to answer virtually any need for distinctive, royalty-free art: graceful wood sprites, ships in full sail, floral vignettes, a Chinese dragon, and much more.