Discover a world of decorative ideas with this compendium ofhistorys most elegant patternsand ornamental designs.
The World of Ornamentbrings together the twogreatest encyclopedic collections of ornament of the 19th century:Auguste RacinetsLOrnement polychromeVolumes I and II (18751888) and Auguste Dupont-AubervillesLOrnement des tissus(1877) to provide one lavish source book spanning jewelry, tile, stained glass, illuminated manuscript, textile and ceramic ornament.
Encompassing classical,Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Asian and middle-Eastern, as well asEuropean designs from medieval times through the 19th century, this compilation of cultures and esthetics offers aprimary reference for artists, historians, designers and patternmakers, and anyone engaged in decorative design and impact.
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Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!
Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing.Bibliotheca Universalisbrings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.
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