An Archive of Spectacular Images Spotlighting Pivotal Designs in the History of Western Art Dancing beasts of myth and legend, thick foliage that appears to live and breathe, reclining figures engulfed by symbols of fate—this magnificent compendium of 15th- and 18th-century embellishments... read more
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An Archive of Spectacular Images Spotlighting Pivotal Designs in the History of Western Art Dancing beasts of myth and legend, thick foliage that appears to live and breathe, reclining figures engulfed by symbols of fate—this magnificent compendium of 15th- and 18th-century embellishments offers up a dizzying array of Gothic and Renaissance designs steeped in religion and fantasy. A marvel of art history, 127 exquisitely rendered black-and-white illustrations will thrill students and art aficionados, and serve as a rich source of inspiration for anyone working in the fine or applied arts.
Dover original selection from Ornamentale Vorlageblätter, Volumes 1 and 2, Klinkhardt & Biermann, Germany, 1925.
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