|Bold tribal designs, hieroglyphics of gods and pharaohs, patterns, floral motifs and more: these illustrations embrace a wide variety of world cultures from Africa and Egypt to Persia and Turkey.|
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|African Designs from Traditional Sources |
by Geoffrey Williams
Linocut prints in crisp black-and-white designs reflect traditional work from Zulu, Masai, and dozens of other tribes. Masks, abstract motifs, and much more. 378 illustrations.
|Ancient Egyptian Ornament in Full Color: 350 Patterns and Designs |
by René Grandjean, Gustave Jéquier
All the classic elements are included — funerary art, exotic costumes and headdresses, religious iconography, dynamic charioteers, magnificent sailing ships, as well as exquisite patterns from interior and exterior architectural ornamentation. 350 designs.
|Arabic Art in Color |
by Prisse d’Avennes
Here are 141 designs and motifs in authentic full color from classic 19th-century work by noted French historian — a visual vocabulary of Islamic decorative art.
|Arabic Designs |
by Gregory Mirow
Scores of elegant motifs, among them florals from ancient Persian fabrics, star-shaped 13th-century tiles from Iran, and a detail from a painting of Mecca and Medina. 165 black-and-white designs.
|Arabic Geometrical Pattern and Design |
by J. Bourgoin
Nearly 200 examples exhibit the wide range of Islamic art, including hexagon and octagon designs, combinations of stars and rosettes, and many variations on other geometric patterns.
|Authentic Turkish Designs |
by Azade Akar
Superb collection of 264 black-and-white illustrations — plant and animal motifs, chain patterns, geometrics, borders, calligraphy, and more — all from authentic sources.
|Egyptian Designs |
by Carol Belanger Grafton
371 illustrations adapted from Egyptian sources, depicting gods and pharaohs, priests and priestesses, ordinary people, plants and animals, scenes of state occasion, battle, funerary custom, domestic life, and more.
|Egyptian Motifs in the Art Deco Style |
Drawn from a 20th-century French collection, hundreds of images include serpents, scarabs, and mythological creatures as well as a profusion of flowers, each rendered in authentic Art Deco style.
|Islamic Designs for Artists and Craftspeople |
by Eva Wilson
Beautifully rendered from book illustrations, pottery, metalwork, carvings, and other sources, these 280 black-and-white designs include geometrics, florals, and animal and human figures in circular, hexagonal, rectangular, and other shapes.
|Persian Designs and Motifs for Artists and Craftsmen |
by Ali Dowlatshahi
Outstanding collection of 400 motifs: floral designs, geometrics, arabesques, mythical creatures, rosettes, paisley patterns, palmettes, medallions, border and marginal decorations, scrolls, curves, and hunting scenes.
|Traditional African Designs |
by Gregory Mirow
Over 200 authentic designs from Dahomey, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Mali, Kenya, Ghana, other African nations depict such unusual configurations as stylized lions, birds, fish, alligators, totemic figures, abstracts, geometrics, and zigzags.