Styles of Ornament: From Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century
- Publish Date: 1996-10-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Alexander Speltz
A reissue of the classic 1904 design source by German architect Alexander Speltz which will be welcomed by artists, designers & craftsmen. With more than 2,500 images, arranged in 400 plates, it covers the historical span of ornamental style from antiquity to the Empire ornament of the nineteenth century. This collection of images, most identified with their place of origin, is arranged chronologically. Within each of the major sections (Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, & Modern Times) subjects are grouped according to their style & geography. Extensive bibliography. Detailed index.