|These beautiful browsing books offer everything from American folk art to silk designs from Morocco.|
|Heraldic Designs for Artists and Craftspeople |
by J. M. Bergling
Over 1,400 heraldic designs depicting shields, coats-of-arms, seals, logos, flags, insignia, scrolls, mottoes, and many other motifs will add a touch of medieval flair or aristocratic ambience to almost any graphic project.
|Symbols, Signs and Signets |
by Ernst Lehner
1,355 signs, seals, symbols: Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Germanic, Byzantine, Renaissance, Aztec, Hindu, Islamic, Chinese, Japanese, others. Astrological, alchemical, magical, early Christian, masonic, heraldic, crests, goldsmiths' marks, watermarks.
|Pictorial Archive of Printer's Ornaments : from the Renaissance to the 20th Century |
by Carol Belanger Grafton
1,489 decorative ornaments for artists and craftspeople: headpieces, tailpieces, dingbats, lunettes, calligraphic and heraldic devices, and more, in Renaissance, Baroque, Victorian, Art Nouveau, and many other styles.
|Techniques in American Folk Decoration |
by Jean Lipman, Eve Meulendyke
Hex signs, stylized birds and animals, fruit and floral patterns, angels, mermaids and more, used to decorate everything from barns and carriages to small household utensils. Over 225 illustrations, 5 in color.
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|1,100 Designs and Motifs from Historic Sources |
by John Leighton
Beautifully rendered, royalty-free images adapted from a host of design traditions — from primitive tribal to French Renaissance. Invaluable sourcebook for artists, designers, craftworkers.
|1000 Ornamental Designs for Artists and Craftspeople |
by Claude Humbert
Provocative handbook examines evolution and psychological significance of the square, circle, triangle, and other design motifs. Hundreds of royalty-free patterns for artists, illustrators, craftworkers, and devotees of the decorative arts.
|361 Full-Color Allover Patterns for Artists and Craftspeople |
by Carol Belanger Grafton
These royalty-free full-color allover patterns include numerous subjects and styles from 15th-century through 20th-century sources — geometrics, florals and foliates, animal and nature motifs, other decorative repeat patterns.
|400 Traditional Tile Designs in Full Color |
by Carol Belanger Grafton
Spectacular treasury of over 400 royalty-free motifs reprinted from rare 19th- and early-20th-century English, French, and Spanish manufacturers' catalogs. Islamic, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, other designs.
|800 Classic Ornaments and Designs |
by Ernst Günther
Priceless treasury of 19th-century royalty-free designs includes fanciful ornaments — flowers, mythological creatures, etc. — striking designs with classical columns, heraldic designs, plus charming calligraphic alphabets.
|850 Calligraphic Ornaments for Designers and Craftsmen |
by Kiyoshi Takahashi
Collection of 850 precisely drawn calligraphic elements: scrolls, swirls, frames, borders, cartouches, and other design elements that are suitable to any number of commercial and craft uses, and are readily usable and royalty-free.
|American Folk Art Designs and Motifs for Artists and Craftspeople |
by Joseph D’Addetta
309 authentic American folk art motifs (1710–1910) include flowers, fruits, border designs, human figures, animals, birds, and more, rendered from textiles, furniture, paintings, tinware, ceramics, embroidery, and other sources.
|Big Book of Graphic Designs and Devices |
by Typony, Inc.
Over 1,200 royalty-free designs in 21 basic subject categories, including flowers, snowflakes, butterflies, suns, ships, lions, crowns, crosses, circles, squares, borders and frames, more. Indispensable design treasury for every graphic design library.
|The Book of Signs |
by Rudolf Koch
Famed German type designer renders 493 symbols: religious, alchemical, imperial, runes, property marks, etc. Timeless.
|Curvilinear Designs: A Victorian Sourcebook |
by George Phillips
Victorian-era decorative tour de force marks the shift in popular taste from Neoclassicism with an eclectic assembly of 47 engraved plates. Includes designs dating from Gothic, Renaissance, and Elizabethan eras.
|Designs and Patterns for Embroiderers and Craftspeople |
by William Briggs & Co., Marion Nichols
Over 500 royalty-free motifs reproduced from finest Victorian source, classified according to type. Wide variety of flowers, greenery, sprays, butterflies, owls, insects, and more. Large and small motifs as well as borders.
|European Folk Art Designs |
by Marty Noble
Add a touch of Old World flavor to projects with 265 charming designs incorporating florals, wildlife, and human figures in folk costumes.
|Floral and Decorative Allover Patterns |
by Dan X. Solo
This treasury of 93 royalty-free allover patterns offers a multitude of applications in fabrics, packaging, textile and wallpaper designs, and many other artistic and commercial areas. The patterns include rosettes, fruits, geometrics, abstracts, and other motifs.
|French Decorative Designs |
by P. Planat
171 full-color Gallic glories — borders, florals, panels, pilasters, cornices, and more architectural and ornamental images — in an incredible variety of styles: Byzantine, Roman, Gothic, and Renaissance.
|Full-Color Treasury of Historic Ornament |
by Alexander Speltz
This treasury offers the best and most beautiful ornaments from prehistory to the early 19th century. Arranged by period — Egyptian, Islamic, Baroque, Victorian, and other eras. Also brief identifying captions. 75 plates.
|Handbook of Ornament |
by Franz Sales Meyer
This excellent collection of historic decorative ornament contains 3,000 examples ranging from the cultures of the Greeks and Romans through the Victorians: chairs, thrones, crowns, heraldic emblems, altars, armor, architecture, and more.
|Handbook of Pictorial Symbols |
by Rudolf Modley
These 3,250 visual symbols by government agencies, giant corporations, and foremost designers graphically display modern messages for trains, autos, road rules, women, factories, Olympic Games, tourism, do it, don't do it, and much more.
|Heraldic Crests: A Pictorial Archive of 4,424 Designs for Artists and Craftspeople |
by James Fairbairn
Rich selection of royalty-free motifs from famous British reference. Striking, varied designs include lions, tigers, wreaths, falcons, rosettes, human figures, mythical creatures, crowns, and much more.