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Art Nouveau Figurative Designs
Alphonse Muncha
0486234444
June 1977
Paperback
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Book Description
37 renderings by Ed Sibbett, Jr. of Alphonse Mucha's spectacularly sensuous designs. Art Nouveau nymphs and goddesses, highly designed borders, stars, exotic ornaments. Printed in brown ink to capture lines of originals. 4 plates in color on covers.


Full-Color Art Nouveau Designs and Motifs CD-ROM and Book (Dover Pictorial Archives)

0486995429


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Book Description
Borders, panels, scrolls, wall friezes, and other design elements--selected from a rare early-twentieth-century stylebook--contain a vast assortment of motifs, among them tangled ivy vines and voluptuous sprays of tulips and lilies; sea life, parrots, and peacocks; and lovely women with flowing tresses, all sensually rendered in subtle hues. A handy, affordable collection for graphic artists, illustrators, and craftspeople. A browser's delight for lovers of the Art Nouveau style. 317 full-color illustrations.


Old-Fashioned Christmas Illustrations (Electronic Clip Art Series)
Staff of Dover Publications
0486999882
July 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Festive collection of 395 ready-to-use copyright-free illustrations includes carolers, wintry landscapes, family gatherings around the Christmas tree, stockings hung by the chimney with care, angels, Santas, bells, wreaths, plum puddings, candles, reindeer, delicately rendered frames of holly leaves in assorted sizes, announcements proclaiming “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Holidays,” “Season’s Greetings,” and other cordial sentiments recalling the joys of Chrstmas past. Invaluable for posters, greeting cards, advertisements, catalog copy, or any other Christmas-related print project. 64pp. printed one side only.


The Book of Old Ships
Henry B. Culver
0486273326
Nov 1992
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Book Description
Superb, authoritative history of sailing vessels, with 80 magnificent line illustrations by noted maritime illustrator Gordon Grant. Ships include a Roman trireme, Viking longship, 16th-century caravel, New Bedford whaling bark, 19th-century brigantine, many more. Detailed text on each vessel by noted naval historian. Introduction. Appendix, including Notes.


Calligraphic Ornaments CD-ROM and Book (Dover Electronic Clip Art Series)

0486999394


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Book Description
Add a note of elegance to countless graphic-arts and craft projects with 166 copyright-free designs depicting lovely swirls and curlicues reminiscent of 18th-century pen flourishes. Ideal for enhancing ad copy, menus, newsletters, scrolls, certificates, much more. Disk contains all items in book.


Ready-to-Use Art Nouveau Small Frames and Borders: Copyright-Free Designs, Printed One Side, Hundreds of Uses
Theodore Menten
0486249751
November 1985
Paperback
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Book Description
Affordable copyright-free collection of elegant borders and ornamental frames in perennially popular style will surround your advertisements, menus, invitations with the sensuality they deserve. Choose from 315 shapes and sizes—circles, squares, oblongs and more—on repro-quality paper for immediate use. 315 black-and-white illustrations.


Traditional Stained Glass Designs with CDROM
Dover Publications Inc
048699533X
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Stunning treasury of 369 secular stained glass motifs--adapted from actual Victorian, Edwardian, and early twentieth-century windows--includes geometric patterns incorporating circles, squares, and triangles; Art Nouveau curves and ovals; and borders framing birds, flowers, leaves, and other configurations. Graphic artists will find this collection inspiring; stained glass workers and other craftspeople will find it invaluable.


Victorian Goods and Merchandise : 2,300 Illustrations (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)

0486296989


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Book Description
Thousands of royalty-free images of quaint 19th-century items: fans, corsets, toiletry kits, sewing machine, meat grinder, ice cream freezer, typewriter, camera, lantern, carpet sweeper, high-topped "storm" slippers and much more–all arranged according to category. A fascinating, inexhaustible supply of design inspiration.


Ready-to-Use Decorative Letters
Carol Belanger Grafton (Editor)
0486251977
October 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
Handy treasury of inexpensive, royalty-free decorative letters. Over 800 attractive motifs include Renaissance, Victorian and Art Deco styles.


1500 Decorative Ornaments CD-ROM and Book (Dover Electronic Series)
Dover Publications Inc
0486999807
October 20, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Hundreds of attractive royalty-free designs from all periods and styles -- from Renaissance and Baroque to Art Deco and Geometric. The virtually inexhaustible supply of dynamic graphic devices includes elegantly rendered miniature flowers and leaves, everyday objects, holiday and abstract motifs, classical designs, and other decorative elements.


Ready-to-Use Old-Fashioned Floral Illustrations
Selected by Carol Belanger Grafton
048626291X
April 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
Delightful collection of over 700 floral motifs, selected from rare 19th-century publications. Includes bouquets of mixed flowers; single blossoms of exquisite roses, calla lilies, and tulips; delicate sprays of daisies and apple blossoms. Charming scenes of children, couples with floral backgrounds.


Mosaic Tile Designs
Susan Johnston
0486240800
Mar 1981
Paperback
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Book Description
Rich source of permission-free design ideas. Circles, squares, rectangles, and other geometric figures combined in intricate patterns, symmetrical motifs, interlocking figures, etc. Rich, varied, complex—ideal for stained glass, textile, wallpaper, and other arts and crafts uses.


Collage Techniques: A Guide for Artists and Illustrators
Gerald F. Brommer
0823006557
August 1994
Paperback
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Book Review
Rather than a project-driven craft book, Collage Techniques is an exciting presentation of the medium as a fine art. From the famous practitioners (Matisse, Picasso, Hockney) to the many accomplished artists represented throughout the book, the images are stunning, sometimes startling. A thorough coverage of materials, supplies, and basic methods lays the groundwork of the first section; chapters then focus on various types of papers, fibers, photographs, and technologically enhanced imagery that can be incorporated. The second section explores design considerations for various subjects (still lifes, landscapes, human figures, social commentary, abstract imagery, three-dimensional works). There are no step-by-step objects here, but instead an amazing collection of work that utilizes collage by bringing together...


Ready-to-Use Old Fashioned Silhouettes
Carol Belanger Grafton (Editor)
0486255964
March 1988
Paperback
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Book Description
446 eye-catching royalty-free silhouettes: male and female profiles, elegant couples, nymphs, children, animals, transportation, alphabet, more.


Banners, Ribbons and Scrolls
Carol Belanger Grafton
0486244431
May 1983
Paperback
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Book Description
503 copyright-free designs of ornamental scroll-work form from authentic Victorian sources. Many styles, motifs, sizes.


Dragons : A Book of Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
Marty Noble
0486423107
January 17, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Illustrators and craftspeople will find a host of uses for this collection of one of the most famous of mythical creatures. Over 120 black-and-white images of dragons are presented in this convenient, permission-free book of original renderings based on motifs in a wide array of sources--fairy tale collections, medieval French and Celtic manuscripts, Japanese and Chinese artwork, and more. The illustrations depict smoke-and-fire-breathing dragons, scaly creatures of the sea, powerful beasts endangering the lives of mariners, Celtic dragons with interwoven body parts, and much more. An indispensable collection of usable art ideal for book and magazine illustration, these imaginative and highly unusual creatures will also appeal to craftworkers, book browsers and fans of mythical monsters. Dover Original. Approximately...


Celtic Designs CD-ROM and Book

0486999408
September 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Intriguing archive of 96 different royalty-free designs feature the sinuous interlacements, stylized mythical creatures, abstracts, geometrics and other elements that give Celtic art its distinctive look. Clear, crisp, professionally drawn motifs will lend themselves to a host of art and craft purposes. Disk contains all items in book.


Japanese Floral Patterns and Motifs
Madeleine Orban-Szontagh
0486263304
May 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
Practical archive of 45 copyright-free designs adapted from watercolors, screens, kimonos, Noh drama costumes, wall hangings, more. Wide variety of stripes, allover patterns, nature scenes, grand sprays of flowers and tree branches, other clearly detailed designs suggesting subtle elegance of Japanese art. Introduction. Captions.


Heraldry
Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
048626906X
Nov 1991
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Book Description
Royalty-free treasury of 393 full-color, 654 black-and-white illustrations. Authentic heraldic arms, lions, eagles, dragons, shields, crests, windows, etc. Also, arms of cities and towns, arms of Edward the Black Prince, Milton, Maximilian I, others. Add aristocratic flair, noble bearing to almost any graphic project. Publisher’s Note. Captions.


Art Deco Designs CD-ROM and Book (Dover Electronic Clip Art Series)
Staff of Dover Publications
0486996638
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Rich archive of crisply rendered line drawings used in textiles, fashions, jewelry, and domestic accessories of the 1920s and ’30s, selected from works by Erté, Edgar Brandt, Jeanne Paquin, and Paul Manship, among others. Ideal for use in numerous craft and graphic designs projects, these distinctive designs will add a dazzling touch of the Jazz Age wherever they’re applied. 213 black-and-white illustrations.


Art Forms in Nature (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Ernst Haeckel
0486229874
June 1, 1974
Paperback
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Book Description
Multitude of strangely beautiful natural forms: Radiolaria, Foraminifera, jellyfishes, fungi, turtles, bats, etc.


Ready-to-Use Decorative Celtic Alphabets
Mallory Pearce
0486270416
July 1992
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Book Description
Richly imaginative letters, elaborately patterned, filled with traditional Celtic motifs. 6 decorative Celtic alphabets, plus a basic alphabet of calligraphic Celtic letters. Some punctuation marks and decorative elements also featured. Clearly printed, easily reproducible. Add a distinctive touch to book illustration, textiles, posters—almost any graphic art. Royalty-free.


850 Ornamental Designs
William Bell Scott
048640465X
Apr 1999
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Book Description
An amazingly comprehensive 19th-century collection offers an array of elegant, finely detailed designs gleaned from the art and decorative traditions of several countries and historical eras. Images include scrolls, shields, designs drawn from Italianate-style architecture, Moorish decorations from the Alhambra, Louis Quatorze furniture, and much more. A priceless resource of royalty-free art for graphic artists, illustrators, desktop publishers, and others. 850 black-and-white illus.


250 Stencil Designs from India (Dover Design Library)
K. Prakash
0486290263
March 15, 1996
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Book Description
Royalty-free designs—all taken from authentic Indian art and artifacts—include lovely animal and floral motifs, striking paisley designs, intricate geometrics, with many border elements, spot illustrations and more. Ideal for direct graphic art applications, they will also serve as inspiration for textile design, home and furniture decoration, and a host of other art and craft projects.


Dictionary of American Portraits
Hayward Cirker
0486218236
June 1967
Hardcover
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Book Description
Over 4000 important Americans, earliest times to 1905, in authentic contemporary likenesses. Explorers, assassins, politicians, writers, soldiers, theologians, educators, musicians, opera singers, society belles, scientists, inventors, industrialists, Indians, Blacks, women, many other categories. 8,000-item classified index.


2,286 Traditional Stencil Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
H. Roessing
0486268454
September 10, 1991
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Book Description
Masterfully executed designs in reproductions of two rare catalogs: ornamental borders, corners and frames with intricate floral and foliated patterns, architectural ornaments and design elements, religious symbols and figures, animals, mosaics, landscapes, much more. Invaluable to artists and craftspeople working with textiles, wallpaper and other decorative items.


Ready-to-Use Old-Fashioned Patriotic Cuts
Carol Belanger Grafton (Editor)
0486255956
March 1988
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Book Description
Over 360 royalty-free motifs: Washington, Lincoln, flags, fireworks, eagles, Fourth of July, many more. For ads, newsletters, illustration, etc.


300 Art Nouveau Designs and Motifs in Full Color
Carol Belanger Grafton (Editor)
0486243540
May 1983
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Book Description
Selection of 300 beautiful Art Nouveau designs from the Dekorative Vorbilder, an extremely rare early 20th-century stylebook. 44 full-page, full-color plates display the sensual lines and muted colors typical of Art Nouveau in a variety of ways—in frames, borders, panels, cartouches, head-and tailpieces and dingbats. All permission-free. On coated stock.


Islamic Designs in Color (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
N. Simakoff
0486274772
March 1, 1993
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Book Description
Over 160 rich, sumptuous designs, reproduced from rare 19th-century edition. Royalty-free motifs drawn from carpets, tiles, carved wood, plates, jewelry, decorative painting of buildings and furnishings, metalwork, jewelry, more. Geometrics, florals and other designs in many sizes and shapes; rich selection of borders. Indispensable resource for design inspiration or direct practical use. 162 designs on 68 plates. Captions.


Wrought Iron in Architecture
Gerald K. Geerlings
0486245357
Jan 1984
Paperback
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Book Description
This exceptional volume documents the many uses of wrought iron in architecture from the fourteenth century through the twentieth. 380 illustrations show gates, railings, screens, lighting fixtures, bannisters, balconies, and much else. Includes examples from Italy, Spain, England, Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, America. Indispensable Sourcebook. Introduction.


500 Fairy Motifs
Myrea Pettit
1843403021
September 28, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Ethereal and enchanting, the fairy has captured the imagination of people around the world, appearing on everything from stationery to tattoos. Recognizing the growing interest in these mystical creatures, David Riche, creator of the hugely successful Web site fairyartists.com, has compiled this collection of fairy artwork by artists from Japan, Europe, and the United States. Some childlike, some sensual, some mysterious, these portraits provide ideal motifs for body art, stickers, greeting cards, and other applications. Working in many different mediums, artists such as Linda Ravenscroft, Myrea Pettit, and Josephine Wall capture the magic that makes the fairy such a captivating figure. With beautiful full-color reproductions of each piece, this volume will bring joy to the hearts of fairy lovers...


Victorian House Designs in Authentic Full Color : 75 Plates from the Scientific American-Architects and Builders Edition, 1885-1894
Blanche Cirker (Editor)
0486294382
January 16, 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Exquisitely detailed, exceptionally handsome designs for an enormous variety of attractive city dwellings, spacious suburban and country homes, charming "cottages" and other structures--all accompanied by perspective views and floor plans (with measurements). Invaluable to architects, home restorers and preservationists; of immense interest to lovers of Victorian architecture.


Animals : 1,419 Copyright-Free Illustrations of Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, etc. (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Jim Harter (Editor)
0486237664
October 1, 1979
Paperback
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Book Description
Clear wood engravings present, in extremely lifelike poses, over 1,000 species of animals.

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