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09-03-2005, 01:40 AM
I'm trying to do a little study of ornaments, mostly victorian style.
Here's an example (the motifs around the pen): http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002IVN9W.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg
If someone has an idea where I can find any good information on this, please tell me. I've searched on wikipedia and google but I can't seem to find anything valuable.
09-03-2005, 03:05 AM
I found that the web only shop Aridi (http://www.aridi.com/) may have something available for you.
Otherwise the design oriented books by Pepin Press have quite a solid library of designs for nearly all eras.
09-03-2005, 04:31 AM
Look up Alphonse Mucha. He did lots of beatiful art-deco designs. The architecture of Antonio Gaudi might also inspire you--his designs are very ornate.
09-03-2005, 05:38 AM
You might also check out William Morris' Pimpernel Wallpaper. There were a few different designs, very similar to the type of ornamentation Mucha was famous for.
09-03-2005, 01:36 PM
victorian erra had an excessive fetish taste, implausible if I'd just come out and tell you. I thnik they overdid a lot. I suggest typing victoria(n) + <arbitrary object> and keeping the patience. It's fantastic stuff actually.
I'll post a tidbit I found a while back.
I mean this just rocks, everything is overdone just enough. :D I can't help but imagine what the thing at the back is for, maybe they picked they wives up like that and shuffed into the wagon, lol. :rolleyes: k gonna stop it now...
or this, just gotta love it. So weird....
09-03-2005, 02:34 PM
Pepin Press has few good books (libraries with cd) about ornaments. http://www.pepinpress.com/
09-05-2005, 06:52 PM
Thanks a lot people !
Also take a look at:
The Grammar of Ornament: All 100 Color Plates from the Folio Edition of the Great Victorian Sourcebook of Historic Design by Owen Jones (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0486254631/qid=1125945224/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-7360646-7017731?v=glance&s=books)
09-05-2005, 07:38 PM
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