Art Nouveau: The Essential Reference (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Art Nouveau: The Essential Reference (Dover Pictorial

"This is a gorgeous book, ideal for any lover of Art Nouveau." —bookaddictionDover's extensive library of Art Nouveau graphic art and typography serves as the source for this comprehensive volume, which features hundreds of magnificent full-color and black-and-white illustrations. Images by virtually every key artist of the Art Nouveau movement include the work of Alphonse Mucha, E. A. Seguy, Aubrey Beardsley, Koloman Moser, Max Benirschke, and M. P. Verneuil. Selections from rare books and portfolios of the period include works never reprinted since their initial publication. This book also reprints material from the major Art Nouveau periodicals, including Jugend, The Studio, Dekorative Vorbilder, and The Keramic Studio. Detailed bibliographical information concerning every source ― including biographical details of each artist ― makes this collection a vital reference tool as well as a stunning compendium of significant and beautiful Art Nouveau graphics. Students of graphic art, typography, and illustration, as well as graphic designers and advertising professionals, will prize this remarkable resource.

  • Brand: Dover Publications
  • ASIN: 0486799832
  • UPC: 800759799831

Art Nouveau Graphic Masterpieces: 100 Plates From "La Decoration Artistique" (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

Art Nouveau Graphic Masterpieces: 100 Plates From "La

Published in Paris before World War I, these decorative Art Nouveau graphics originally appeared in a now-rare periodical, La Decoration Artistique. This compilation presents 100 full-color plates in a beautiful assortment of period designs that will prove essential to collectors of the era's best and hardest-to-find illustrations.A splendid variety of images includes headpieces, typographical banners, and other designs rendered in the distinctive Art Nouveau style, all embellished with naturalistic motifs, from parrots and peacocks to sinuous vines and flowers in full bloom. Other illustrations feature storefront signage for bakeries and cafés; decorative friezes of theatrical masks and grapevines; borders of blossoms, books, and birds; stenciled decorations for fire screens; and corner and ceiling ornaments. Art aficionados, designers, artists, art students, and anyone with a taste for Art Nouveau will delight in this extraordinary collection, which offers a lasting source of inspiration and pleasure.

  • ASIN: 0486831116
  • UPC: 800759831111

Fantastic Ornament: 110 Designs and Motifs (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Fantastic Ornament: 110 Designs and Motifs (Dover Pictorial

Swirling with gargoyles, devils, dragons, griffins, and other images that haunt both dreams and nightmares, this otherworldly assortment features more than 100 decorations from a rare nineteenth-century volume. Decorations include:Cartouches in the style of Louis XIII; stone balustrades; arabesques; roof cornices; Renaissance-era drawing-room cabinets; Elizabethan chimney pieces; plus friezes for textiles and wallpaper, decorative scutcheons, mirror frames, and much more. These versatile royalty-free illustrations are equally suitable for immediate use, adaptation, and inspiration.

  • Brand: Lienard, Michel
  • ASIN: 0486452298
  • UPC: 800759452293

305 Authentic Art Nouveau Jewelry Designs (Dover Jewelry and Metalwork)

305 Authentic Art Nouveau Jewelry Designs (Dover Jewelry

The Art Nouveau movement that flourished at the turn of the 20th century had profound influence on the decorative arts, including jewelry. The style's sweeping, rhythmic curves and use of stylized floral and animal forms lent themselves well to adaptations in precious stones and rare metals. Lalique, Mucha, and Tiffany were perhaps the most famous designers of Art Nouveau jewelry, but there were many lesser-known artists of superior abilities, among them Maurice Dufrène (born 1876), who created the present work. Dufrène later adopted a simpler style, becoming a leading decorative artist of considerable influence. He was frequently represented in the Salon d'Automne and played a major role in planning the Pris Exposition Universelle of 1937. The work features over 300 spectacular Dufrène pieces: pendants, combs, buckles, rings, bracelets, brooches, umbrella handles, penknives, buttons, clasps, and scissors in detailed photographs reprinted from rare, turn-of-the-century folios. The elegant, royalty-free illustrations are exquisitely detailed with flower, foliage, and butterfly motifs, and are readily adaptable to any design use.

  • ASIN: 0486249042
  • UPC: 800759249046

Art Nouveau: An Anthology of Design and Illustration from "The Studio" (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Art Nouveau: An Anthology of Design and Illustration

In its early years, The Studio (published monthly in London from April 1893 until well into the twentieth century) was one of the major media for the development of Art Nouveau styles. It was probably more responsible than any other publication for the acceptance of Art Nouveau by the public, and as it progressed it remained the most outstanding vehicle of Art Nouveau illustration. It also had a tremendous influence on American artists and illustrators of the period. In addition to art competitions, featured articles on contemporary artists and on topics like photography, and portfolios of the work of new and unknown artists, it presented over a period of years a superb and comprehensive survey of Art Nouveau illustration by virtually every British and Continental artist of the period. The selection in this volume includes both the best and the most typical in Art Nouveau. The 199 illustrations are mostly graphic arts material: book covers, posters and advertisements, title pages and end pages, bookplates, menus, Christmas cards, decorative alphabets, engraved and decorated poems, and a variety of designs and patterns. The artists include Walter Crane, Aubrey Beardsley, Will Bradley, A. A. Turbayne, Enid Jackson, R. Anning Bell, R. M. Bradley, Jessie King, Mabel Syrett, J. D. Ba...

  • ASIN: 0486223884
  • UPC: 800759223886

Art Nouveau Designs (Design Library)

Art Nouveau Designs (Design

One of the first titles in the Design Library series, this book is packed with inspiration for all your projects, whether they be cards, quilts, stitched designs, collages, mixed media or ceramic pieces, pictures, panels or paintings. Penny Brown presents 100 original beautifully flowing and sensuous Art Nouveau designs which can be combined with other images, or enlarged and used as the main theme for a special piece of work. Figures, flowers, plants, birds and other stylised images adorn the pages offering many ideas and there are gorgeous frames, borders, patterns and ideas in abundance. If you thinking of new projects and you need a starting point, look no further. This wonderful source book will fire your imagination and give you all the help you need to create stunning, original works of art. All the designs, which have been specially adapted for artists and craftspeople of all kinds, are included in high-resolution Jpeg format on a free CD.

  • Brand: Search Press
  • ASIN: 1844487261

Full-Color Art Nouveau Designs and Motifs CD-ROM and Book (Dover Electronic Clip Art)

Full-Color Art Nouveau Designs and Motifs CD-ROM and

Women, florals, birds and more . . . in sensuous Art Nouveau styleThis handy, affordable collection of lavish design elements ― selected from an early-20th-century stylebook ― contains a vast assortment of motifs, from voluptuous sprays of tulips and lilies and tangled vines of ivy to spectacular peacocks and enchanting ladies with flowing tresses, all rendered in subtle hues. Graphic artists, illustrators, and craftspeople will welcome these dazzling images, as will devotees of the Art Nouveau style.

  • ASIN: 0486995429
  • UPC: 800759995424

Graphic Design: A New History, Third Edition

Graphic Design: A New History, Third

A classic and indispensable account of graphic design history from the Industrial Revolution to the present Now in its third edition, this acclaimed survey explores the evolution of graphic design from the 19th century to the present day. Following an exploration of design’s prehistory in ancient civilizations through the Industrial Revolution, author Stephen J. Eskilson argues that modern design as we know it grew out of the influence of Victorian-age reformers. He traces the emergence of modernist design styles in the early 20th century, examining the wartime politicization of regional styles. Richly contextualized chapters chronicle the history of the Bauhaus and the rise of the International Style in the 1950s and ’60s, and the postmodern movement of the 1970s and ’80s. Contemporary considerations bring the third edition up to date, with discussions of app design, social media, emojis, big data visualization, and the use of animated graphics in film and television. The contemporary phenomenon of the citizen designer, professionals who address societal issues either through or in addition to their commercial work, is also addressed, highlighting protagonists like Bruce Mau and the Center for Urban Pedagogy. This edition also features 45 additional images, an expanded int...

  • ASIN: 0300233280

Authentic Art Nouveau Designs CD-ROM and Book (Dover Electronic Clip Art)

Authentic Art Nouveau Designs CD-ROM and Book (Dover

Sensuous Art Nouveau ornaments add classic elegance to any projectSelected from a rare archive of publications from the turn of the twentieth century, this design treasury features more than 400 black-and-white illustrations. Its vibrant array of graphic devices includes realistic and abstract flowers; fanciful renditions of birds, fish, elephants, and other creatures; sylph-like women and chubby cherubs; plus scrolls, wreaths, borders, frames, and spot decorations, all of genuine Art Nouveau design.

  • ASIN: 0486997545

Will Bradley's Graphic Art: New Edition (Dover Book on Fine Art)

Will Bradley's Graphic Art: New Edition (Dover Book

Will Bradley (1868–1962) was among the first American artists to realize the immense possibilities creative design held for the business world. Experimenting with typefaces, decorative illustrations, layouts, and print, he produced posters, advertisements, book designs, and magazine covers that were practical as well as striking and original works of art. At the turn of the century, Bradley was in the forefront of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, and his iconic posters from the 1890s brought Art Nouveau into the forefront of American graphic art and advertising design. This full-color volume contains more than 100 examples of Bradley's finest work, revealing his skills as artist, illustrator, type designer, advertiser, and printer. From his earliest asymmetrical, curvilinear designs through his elegant adaptation of the Art Nouveau style, his bold typefaces, and his book illustrations, this collection reveals the wide and versatile range of Bradley's art. This edition includes Bradley's extremely readable "Notes Toward an Autobiography," tracing the artist's life from his work as a printer's devil in Michigan through his career as an art supervisor for the vast Hearst printing empire. Bradley's reminiscences offer not only a personal introduction to his art but also fasc...

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0486811298
  • UPC: 800759811298

300 Art Nouveau Designs and Motifs in Full Color (Dover Pictorial Archive)

300 Art Nouveau Designs and Motifs in Full

Art Nouveau is characterized by its love affair with lavish design: sheer sensuality of line and delicate interplay of color are the hallmarks of this popular style which dominated the art scene at the turn of the twentieth century. More than a century later, Art Nouveau still retains its unique appeal, claiming a remarkable resurgence in popularity. Here is a nearly limitless royalty-free sourcebook of authentic Art Nouveau design inspiration. Three hundred designs and motifs have been carefully selected for their ageless ornamental attractiveness from the Dekorative Vorbilder, an extremely rare early-20th-century stylebook, by noted artist and designer Carol Belanger Grafton. She has chosen 44 full-page plates, featuring virtually every decorative element including borders, panels, scrolls, cartouches, frames, head-and-tailpieces and dingbats. Each is reproduced in full color ― soft blues, muted olives, subtle lavenders, salmon pinks, and pearly grays. An extensive range of motifs are represented ― tangled ivy vines and voluptuous floral sprays of tulips and lilies; Piscean fish, parrots and peacocks; panels of geometric expression and window panes; and sultry women with flowing tresses. Amid the swirling splendor of Art Nouveau design offered in this handy, affordable volu...

  • ASIN: 0486243540
  • UPC: 800759243549

Art Nouveau Animal Designs and Patterns: 60 Plates in Full Color (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Art Nouveau Animal Designs and Patterns: 60 Plates

This design collection includes all 60 full-color plates from L'animal dans la décoration, a rare turn-of-the-century portfolio by M. P. Verneuil. Meticulously reproduced from the originals, these plates offer a splendid demonstration of the application of animal forms to decorative art. Included are not only representations of such traditional decorative motifs as deer, swans, and peacocks, but also depictions of creatures seldom associated with beauty and ornamentation: bats, mice, lizards, insets, and other less conventional subjects. M. P. Verneuil was one of the leading lights of the influential Art Nouveau movement. His extraordinary inventiveness and draftsmanship can be seen here in detailed tableaux of animals and plants often wittily represented as interlocking parts of a larger decorative design. Butterflies, dragonflies, and bats float amid schematized flora; sea horses, flying fish, and gulls cavort in and above stylized seas; and a host of other fauna is similarly rendered with breathtaking imagination and ingenuity. Graphic artists, illustrators, craftspeople — any student of design — will want to have this book as an invaluable copyright-free source of artistic inspiration and as an eye-opening excursion into the rich and sensuous realms of the finest Art No...

  • ASIN: 0486272184
  • UPC: 800759272181

Art Nouveau Floral Patterns and Stencil Designs in Full Color (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Art Nouveau Floral Patterns and Stencil Designs in

This unique collection of beautiful floral patterns and stencil designs showcases the rich, muted colors and distinctive, sinuous lines of the Art Nouveau style. Included are 159 floral and foliate motifs, created in the late 1890s by M. P. Verneuil, one of the Art Nouveau movement's finest artists. All the designs have been meticulously reproduced from original plates in two rare, turn-of-the-century portfolios: Étude de la Plante and L'ornementation par le Pochoir.Among the graceful images are 120 full-color illustrations of garden flowers — foxglove, hollyhock, columbine, lilies, wisteria, jasmine, and snowdrops, as well as 39 stencil designs (also in color) of blossoming trees, reeds, mushrooms, oak leaves and acorns, peacocks and flowers, wild roses, and more.Finely detailed and subtly shaded, these copyright-free designs are an invaluable resource perfect for adding a note of elegance to fabrics, stained glass, wallpaper, and a host of other art and craft projects. Browsers and devotees of the Art Nouveau style will also welcome this treasury of striking, full-color plates.

  • ASIN: 048640126X
  • UPC: 800759401260

150 Full-Color Art Nouveau Patterns and Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive)

150 Full-Color Art Nouveau Patterns and Designs (Dover

The novelty of Art Nouveau derived in part from its innovative approach to the very concept of art. More than just a style, it eliminated the barriers between fine and applied arts and embodied a new way of thinking about modern society and production methods. Art Nouveau attempted nothing less than the redefinition of the meaning and nature of art.This multipurpose treasury features luxuriant patterns and designs that date from the early twentieth century, the heyday of Art Nouveau. Featuring both allover patterns and stand-alone designs, it consists of 49 full-page illustrations, plus eleven pages with numerous individual images. Handsomely reproduced from a rare Viennese publication, this inexpensive volume offers a sumptuous assortment of authentic designs from a revolutionary art movement.

  • ASIN: 0486445119
  • UPC: 800759445110

Art Nouveau Graphic Masterpieces: 100 Plates From "La Decoration Artistique" (Calla Editions)

Art Nouveau Graphic Masterpieces: 100 Plates From "La

Designers, collectors, and Art Nouveau aficionados will treasure this original collection of 100 plates of decorative full-color graphics. These authentic images are reproduced from the now extremely hard-to-find periodical La decoration artistique, which was published in Paris during the decade before World War I. They constitute some of the rarest and best material printed during the Art Nouveau period, and these uncommonly graceful and appealing illustrations are now available in this beautifully designed hardcover edition. The dazzling array of images includes headpieces, typographical banners, and other sinuous designs bursting with parrots and peacocks, vines and flowers, and other natural motifs. Examples include storefront signage for bakeries and cafés; decorative friezes of theatrical masks and grapevines; borders of flowers, books, and birds; stenciled decorations for fire screens; and corner and ceiling ornaments. An essential acquisition for any library or collector of Art Nouveau graphics and illustration, this volume promises to provide a lasting source of inspiration and pleasure.

  • Brand: Calla Editions
  • ASIN: 160660094X
  • UPC: 800759600946

Art Nouveau (Dover Pictura Electronic Clip Art)

Art Nouveau (Dover Pictura Electronic Clip

A remarkable array of the most popular Art Nouveau motifs, among them graceful female figures, flowing florals, bird and animal designs, abstracts, and repeating patterns. Reproduced from rare original sources, the lovely illustrations appear in both book format and on a high-resolution, print-quality CD. 266 color and 11 black-and-white illustrations.

  • ASIN: 0486996395
  • UPC: 800759996391

Art Nouveau Stencil Designs in Color (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)

Art Nouveau Stencil Designs in Color (Dover Pictorial

Drawn from a rare French volume, this gallery of delicate multicolor stenciling in the Art Nouveau style features the use of pochoir, a unique method that was popular in Paris during the early part of the twentieth century. Distinctive for its clear, sharp lines, vibrant colors, and textured surfaces, pochoir stenciling was used in fashion journals, interiors, architecture, and industrial design—and offers a host of applications in those areas today.   Steeped in the flowing, graceful style of Art Nouveau, this remarkable array of colorful illustrations showcases panels, friezes, walls, and ceilings, embellished with such natural delights as wild roses and nasturtiums, pears and grapes, seagulls and geese, rabbits and roosters, and children playing in country settings. The high-quality, royalty-free art will prove to be an abundant source of inspiration for crafters, decorators, and graphic designers.   

  • ASIN: 0486472167
  • UPC: 800759472161

Treasury of Art Nouveau Design & Ornament (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Treasury of Art Nouveau Design & Ornament (Dover

Ornament is the essence of Art Nouveau. Throughout their two decades of dominance, Art Nouveau artists concentrated on the ornamental and decorative potential of the flowing line in painting, printing, wallpaper, and all other fine and applied arts. Hundreds of thousands of carefully wrought designs embellished books, bookplates, furniture, and appliances. A fashionable home was a garden of graphic florals, petals, leaves, and stems.Today, Art Nouveau is again attracting artists, designers, and craftsmen of all kinds, while these countless ornamental flourishes have perished with their ephemeral surroundings. Art Nouveau motif seekers have been left with little choice but to resort to expensive archives of rare books. Here, taken directly from those rare books and periodicals, are 577 royalty-free authentic period designs specially chosen for artists and designers. The ornaments range in size from full-page illustrations to borders, head and tailpieces and decorative initials. All are in black-and-white line, clearly reproduced.Many of the creations come from the influential English periodical The Studio (1894–1920) and the French Art el Décoration (1897–1910); others from a variety of original European sources, all identified. Artists represented include Gustav Klimt, Georg...

  • ASIN: 0486240010
  • UPC: 800759240012

Le Japon Artistique: Japanese Floral Pattern Design in the Art Nouveau Era

Le Japon Artistique: Japanese Floral Pattern Design in

Celebrating an era of dynamic and creative cross-pollination between Japanese design and European Art Nouveau at theturn of the last century, Le Japon Artistique features stunning floral imagery drawn from a variety of rare books held in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Seldom seen outside the museum context, these lush botanical motifs are as visually enchanting as they are significant in the arc of Japanese art history. This treat for art and design lovers is the perfect pick for springtime gift giving.

  • ASIN: B00CJNAS30

Art Nouveau Typographic Ornaments (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Art Nouveau Typographic Ornaments (Dover Pictorial

The turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts movement revitalized many art-craft domains, including of course typography. One sidelight to the typographic art, but one in which many printers specialized, was the typographical ornament — long a tradition among the very earliest printers, once again brought to the avant garde of design. The best American and European printers offered whole catalogs of original ornament in the Art Nouveau manner — today they survive only in the archives of printers and historians of type. Here, from the archives of a contemporary typesetter and printing historian, is a selection of authentic Art Nouveau typographic ornament, culled out of late 19th and early 20th century specimen catalogs. Over 800 ornaments of all types include the patented Art Nouveau florals and flowing botanic wonders, both realistic and abstract. Women draped in pagan robes form borders and head and tailpieces. Animals abound: fish, elephants, turtles, birds, and creatures of myth and fancy. Innumerable spots, shapes, symbols, emblems, wreaths, scrolls, cherubs, and gargoyles show in clear black and white how they will look decorating menus, posters, handbills, ads, books, any functional or artistic project needing a flavor of Art Nouveau. Printers will be pleased to complement ...

  • ASIN: 0486243664
  • UPC: 800759243662

Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau Jewelry

Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau

"A new, imperishable beauty," was how the artist and architect Henry van de Velde described it. European Art Nouveau jewelry of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries embraced a new aesthetic characterized by sensuous forms, dramatic imagery and vivid symbolism. Many of the designers associated with the movement sought their inspiration not in traditional jewelry, but in the work of the pre-Raphaelites and Impressionists and in the arts of Japan. Rejecting the rigid naturalism typical of European decorative arts, designers such as René Lalique and Henry van de Velde, and the artists of the German Jugenstil and Austrian Wiener Sezession movements, created ornaments that expressed the spirit and freedom of the era. These artists and designers adopted a free-flowing line and asymmetrical format that invigorated their work and set it apart, while their use of natural motifs and of the female form imbued their creations with energy, sensuality and dreamy mysticism. But underlying the undeniable exuberance of these works was a fin-de-sicle edginess that endows this period with inexhaustible fascination. With nearly 120 ornaments from a single private collection--the finest of its type in America--Imperishable Beauty features all of the major designers and jewelers from this...

  • ASIN: 0878467343

Art Nouveau Tiles + CD Rom

Art Nouveau Tiles + CD

ART NOUVEAU TILE DESIGNS is a striking collection of tile designs that exemplifies the bold use of colour and treatment of natural and floral themes typical of the Art Nouveau movement. More than 200 stunning tile designs have been meticulously recreated (digitised) and are included on the accompanying CD.

  • Brand: Agile Rabbit
  • ASIN: 9057681269

Ilsee: 48 Full-Color Plates from Mucha's Art Nouveau Masterpiece (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)

Ilsee: 48 Full-Color Plates from Mucha's Art

Highly detailed artwork by Alphonse Mucha.

  • ASIN: 048624542X

423 Art Nouveau Designs and Motifs (Dover Electronic Clip Art) (CD-ROM and Book)

423 Art Nouveau Designs and Motifs (Dover Electronic

Striking reproductions from a rare French portfolio of plants, animals, florals, abstracts, female figures, and other subjects are all depicted in this exquisite Art Nouveau collection. Designs are shown in a wide array of usable formats: borders, repeating patterns, mortised cuts, corners, frames, and other configurations. The imaginatively rendered motifs are ideal for use in textile and wallpaper design, book and magazine illustration, poster art, and a host of other graphic projects.

  • ASIN: 048699791X

Art Nouveau: Objects and Artifacts (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Art Nouveau: Objects and Artifacts (Dover Pictorial

A revolutionary reaction to the eclectic historical styles of nineteenth-century art, the turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau movement drew much of its inspiration from nature. Applying its sinuous, curvilinear motifs to the decorative arts, graphics, architecture, sculpture, and painting, artists and crafters attempted to create a style suitable for a "modern" age. This treasury of rare Art Nouveau decorative ornaments offers an unusual selection of the genre's most strikingly imaginative graphics. Originally published in Paris in 1899 and sold by subscription, the collection features fifty full-page plates depicting a rich profusion of everyday items rendered in the distinctive Art Nouveau style. Intricate patterns of flowers, vines, faces, and other designs decorate scores of objects made of metal, ceramic, and glass: pitchers and vases, cutlery, walking sticks, jewelry, and other objects and artifacts. A source of authentic Art Nouveau graphics, this compilation will serve as an inspiration for artists, illustrators, and designers.

  • ASIN: 0486797333
  • UPC: 800759797332

Art of Coloring Star Wars: 100 Images to Inspire Creativity and Relaxation (Art Therapy)

Art of Coloring Star Wars: 100 Images to

Relax, and let the creativity flow through you. Whether a skilled artist or an everyday dabbler of drawings and doodles, fans of all ages will enjoy these stunning pen-and-ink illustrations of beautiful landscapes, elaborate patterns, and memorable characters from the Star Wars universe. The lovely packaging includes a board cover with metallic foil stamping.

  • Brand: Disney Editions
  • ASIN: 1484757386

Adult Coloring Books: Real Shit-An Adult Swear Word Coloring Book | Volume One: Alphonse Mucha's Art Nouveau Reinterpreted (Volume 1)

Adult Coloring Books: Real Shit-An Adult Swear Word

Swear word gifts 2018 | Swear word adult coloring books best sellersThis adult coloring is the perfect way to relax and unwind for all with a cheeky sense of humor and a love of beautiful illustration. The coloring pages contained in this book feature expertly executed adaptations of the one of the master of Art Nouveau, Alphonse Mucha, embellished with decretive floral patterns, mandala designs, and punctuated with subversive language. Additionally, the book features both light and dark edition pages for every mood. Moderate to complex in detail, the images are sure to provide hours of stress relieving coloring. CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE. NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN.22 single sided adult coloring pages4 coloring test pagesDesigned for the experienced and novice colorist alike

  • ASIN: 1979653038

2,286 Traditional Stencil Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive)

2,286 Traditional Stencil Designs (Dover Pictorial

Before the widespread development of modern interior decoration, builders and homeowners often relied on commercially available stencils to decorate ceilings and walls of houses and other structures. This volume reproduces two rare catalogs of such stencils, manufactured ca. 1918 and ca. 1920 by H. Roessing of Chicago. Over 2,200 stencil designs include an enormous variety of attractive and boldly printed images: ornamental borders, corners and frames with intricate floral and foliate patterns, architectural ornaments and design elements, religious symbols and figures, numerous animals (horses, lions, birds, etc.), mosaics, landscapes, and much more.Meticulously reprinted from original catalogs in the collection of The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, these masterfully executed designs are an important source of copyright-free material invaluable for artists, illustrators, and craftspeople working with textiles, wallpaper, and other decorative products. Moreover, these ornamental motifs provide an invaluable record of American decorative tastes in the early years of the twentieth century.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0486268454
  • UPC: 800759268450

The Art Nouveau Poster

The Art Nouveau

In July 1881, bill-posting became legal in Paris. The result was an explosion of creativity over three glorious decades recognised as the golden age of poster advertising, stirring together elements of new printing technology, William Morrisâ?? attempts to reconcile medieval artistry with modern industry, the influence of newly-open Japan on European engraving and aesthetics, and the talents of artists as diverse as Jules Cheret, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Mucha and Aubrey Beardsley.The Art Nouveau Poster is the most comprehensive survey to date of this vivid and much loved subject, featuring over 400 illustrations from all of the major European centres, Britain and the United States, with an informative and accessible text. A final chapter looks at the revival of interest in the 1960s following major retrospective exhibitions of Alphonse Mucha and Aubrey Beardsley, and features work from the psychedelic era. 

  • ASIN: 0711237182

The Illuminated Tarot: 53 Cards for Divination & Gameplay (The Illuminated Art Series)

The Illuminated Tarot: 53 Cards for Divination &

This brilliantly colored tarot deck and guidebook will lead you to increased self-knowledge and enlightenment. The lavishly illustrated cards fold the Major and Minor Arcana of the tarot into a fifty-three card deck that can also be used for traditional card games.

  • ASIN: 0451496833
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