Historic Styles of Ornament (19 C)

Historic Styles of Ornament (19 C)

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First published in English in 1898, “Historic Styles of Ornament” was one of the great 19th century studies in pattern and design. Encyclopedic in scope and arranged chronologically, this extensive collection of 100 plates contains 1,500 designs and is accompanied by detailed descriptions of Ancient Egyptian and Grecian Art, Roman architecture and sculpture, Byzantine embroidery and illuminated manuscripts, Italian glass painting, French tapestries from the Renaissance, mosaic floors, painted plaster work, and metal ornaments.

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