Heraldic Design: Its Origins, Ancient Forms and Modern Usage

Heraldic Design: Its Origins, Ancient Forms and Modern Usage

By: Hubert Allcock

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Through the ages, as warfare and competitive rituals became more elaborate, heraldry evolved into an exact art and science. Used to denote accomplishments as well as the genealogies of outstanding individuals and families, these symbols survived the way of life that created them.
This remarkably rich sourcebook of royalty-free designs describes the origins and ancient forms of heraldic devices, shields, and trademarks. Over 500 black-and-white drawings trace the history and meaning of the coat, shield, crests, helmets, blazonry, and "attitudes and attributes" of symbols, with considerable attention given to devices such as beasts, monsters, and human and part-human figures. American, British, French, Russian, and other coats of arms are displayed, as are insignias of the Pope and clergy, state seals, and emblems of many modern institutions. In addition to personal, commercial, and family arms, chapters also provide information on the use of heraldry in advertising, brand-labeling, and related fields.
A valuable visual reference for anyone interested in genealogy, these handsome images will add a touch of class to a variety of art and craft projects.

Reprint of the Tudor Publishing Company, New York, 1962 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 10048642975X
ISBN 139780486429755
Author/EditorHubert Allcock
Page Count96
Dimensions8 3/8 x 11

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