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The World Of Ornament

Author : Albert Racinet
ISBN : 383654007X
Genre : Art
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Mega motifs: History's most beautiful patterns A compendium of history's most elegant and beautiful patterns and ornamental designs at your fingertips--for perusal or download anytime, in high-resolution format. The World of Ornament brings together the two greatest encyclopedic collections of ornament of the 19th century: Racinet's L'Ornement polychrome Volumes I and II (1875-1888) and Dupont-Auberville's L'Ornement des tissus (1877). Adapted from historical items dating from antiquity, including jewelry, tiles, stained glass, illuminated manuscripts, textiles and ceramics, these ornamental designs encompass a wide range of cultural and esthetic motifs and patterns--including classical Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Asian and middle-Eastern, as well as European designs from medieval times through the 19th century. Artists, historians, and art lovers will appreciate this lavish source and idea book, and interior designers and patternmakers will be delighted that all of the ornamental designs may be used and reproduced without restriction! Includes exclusive access to image database: high-resolution images of all individual ornaments downloadable for unrestricted use! Text in English, French, and German
Category: Art

The Ornament Of The World

Author : Maria Rosa Menocal
ISBN : 9780316092791
Genre : History
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A brilliant and fascinating portrait of medieval Spain explores the golden age when Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance. of photos. 3 maps.
Category: History

The World Ornament Sourcebook

Author : Auguste Racinet
ISBN : 1908126264
Genre : Design
File Size : 46.13 MB
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Originally published in the 19th century in two volumes, this work by Auguste Racinet was an invaluable resource to artists, designers and architects when it was first published and continues to be so today. The period when Racinet's volumes were being published for the first time (1869 through 1887) saw a renewed interest in classicism and the decorative arts and Racinet's work was certainly influential. With 220 colour plates comprising over 1500 decorative motifs derived from illuminated manuscripts, jewellery, tiles, weaponry, wall painting and other sources, the book is not only inspirational, but also serves as both a visual reference of the motifs and an insight into the aesthetics of different cultures and periods.
Category: Design

The Language Of Ornament

Author : James Trilling
ISBN : 0500203431
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 85.94 MB
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An introduction to the art of decorative patterning, of equal value to craftworkers, collectors and students of art history. Trilling analyzes the historical importance of ornament across the world, whether in the monumental architecture of Mycenean Greece or the inlaid vessels of Zhou Dynasty China, in the bronze mirrors of early Celtic Britain, or the carved and woven ornament of Native Americans. An impressive variety of ornament from the paleolithic age to the present day enables the reader to appreciate both its inherent form and beauty. Individual styles and patterns are traced through their evolution and interaction between cultures through trade, conquest and religious influences.
Category: Architecture

The Shell

Author : Ingrid Thomas
ISBN : UOM:39015074045827
Genre : Art
File Size : 35.58 MB
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A lavish visual tour of the creative applications of shell craft offers insight into the mythological and symbolic representations of the shell in art; demonstrates the use of shell imagery in architecture, jewelry, and fashion; and places shells in a historical context to evaluate their role in culture and commerce.
Category: Art

A Handbook Of Celtic Ornament

Author : John G. Merne
ISBN : 0486419606
Genre : Design
File Size : 79.5 MB
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Even the most elaborate Celtic pattern boils down to a few basic motifs (including spirals, swastikas, circles, "s" curves, knots, tau crosses, sun signs, etc.). This lavishly illustrated handbook of over 600 designs offers a key to the intricacies of Celtic decoration, showing how the judicious use of these simple symbols, motifs, or ideographs can be used to develop newer and more ambitious patterns to meet the requirements of modern decorative art. Over 600 black-and-white illus.
Category: Design


Author : James Trilling
ISBN : 0295981482
Genre : Art
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Examines the history of ornament in Europe and western Asia, discusses its symbolism and function, and explores reasons for its decline.
Category: Art

Symmetry Ornament And Modularity

Author : Slavik V. Jablan
ISBN : 9812380809
Genre : Mathematics
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This book discusses the origins of ornamental art -- illustrated by the oldest examples, dating mostly from the paleolithic and neolithic ages, and considered from the theory-of-symmetry point of view. Because of its multidisciplinary nature, it will interest a wide range of readers: mathematicians, artists, art historians, architects, psychologists, and anthropologists. The book represents the complete analysis of plane symmetry structures, so it can be used by artists as a guide to the creation of new symmetry patterns. Some parts of the contents (such as Chapter 4, about conformal symmetry, and Chapter 6, about modularity in art) give the reader an opportunity to develop computer programs for producing images illustrating the corresponding symmetry forms.
Category: Mathematics

Ornament Of The Great Vehicle Sutras

Author : Maitreya
ISBN : 9780834800113
Genre : Religion
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The Buddhist masterpiece Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sūtras, often referred to by its Sanskrit title, Mahāyānasūtrālaṃkāra, is part of a collection known as the Five Maitreya Teachings, a set of philosophical works that have become classics of the Indian Buddhist tradition. Maitreya, the Buddha’s regent, is held to have entrusted these profound and vast instructions to the master Asaṅga in the heavenly realm of Tuṣita. The Ornament provides a comprehensive description of the bodhisattva’s view, meditation, and enlightened activities. Bodhisattvas are beings who, out of vast love for all sentient beings, have dedicated themselves to the task of becoming fully awakened buddhas, capable of helping all beings in innumerable and vast ways to become enlightened themselves. To fully awaken requires practicing great generosity, patience, energy, discipline, concentration, and wisdom, and Maitreya’s text explains what these enlightened qualities are and how to develop them. This volume includes commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham, whose discussions illuminate the subtleties of the root text and provide valuable insight into how to practice the way of the bodhisattva. Drawing on the Indian masters Vasubandhu and, in particular, Sthiramati, Mipham explains the Ornament with eloquence and brilliant clarity. This commentary is among his most treasured works.
Category: Religion

8000 Years Of Ornament

Author : Eva Wilson
ISBN : UVA:X004548125
Genre : Decoration and ornament
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This innovative handbook illustrates and records the origins and development of nine major motifs or groups of motifs in decorative art: spiral scrolls and key patterns, animals and mythological, creatures the lotus, papyrus and lily, the palmette, leaf borders, the Indian lotus, the Celtic scroll, the rosette, twists, plaits and interlace. Eva Wilson demonstrates that a limited number of decorative ideas have recurred in many cultures and periods across the world, from prehistory to the present day, repeatedly reinvented in different forms. With the accumulated experience and accuracy of the archaeological illustrator, she approaches the question why some patterns and motifs become universally popular, and attempts some answers. Her superb drawings make this book an invaluable source of reference and inspiration for designers, artists and historians.
Category: Decoration and ornament