American Folk Art Designs & Motifs for Artists and Craftspeople
Today's artists, designers, and craftspeople turn to the charming, graceful motifs of early American folk art time and again for design inspiration. This distinctive collection offers over 300 copyright-free traditional folk art motifs that are ready to use for almost any graphic and crafts project.
Choose from a wealth of authentic designs carefully rendered by artist Joseph D'Addetta from objects in museums and private collections quilts, embroidery, applique work, textiles, furniture, weathervanes, watercolor paintings, tinware, ceramics, gravestones, and other artifacts. Captions provide information on the original objects from which designs were drawn, the medium used, region of origin, and approximate date.
You'll find such flowers as tulips and daisies, delicate garlands, and other floral arrangements; fruits; trees; border designs; striking geometrics; human figures; animals including a unicorn, cat, and deer; numerous birds including eagles, peacocks, and roosters; and many other charming illustrations, spanning two centuries of American folk art from 1710 to 1910.
These crisply rendered motifs are easy to reproduce for textile and furniture design, advertisements, calendars, menus, invitations, and other graphics, decoupage, wall hangings, quilts, embroidery . . . almost anything that could benefit from a touch of genuine Americana. Artists, illustrators, designers, and crafts enthusiasts will want to have this versatile collection on hand as an inexpensive and ready source of designs with authentic early American flavor.
Original Dover (1984) publication."
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Angel of wood appliquéd piece Baltimore BAND Bird motif Bird-and-floral motif Boston BOTTOM CENTER BOTTOM LEFT BOTTOM RIGHT CENTER LEFT CENTER RIGHT ceramic object composition of ink Connecticut Cornucopia motif dower chest Eagle motif early 19th century embroidery England Floral border motif Floral design Floral motif Floral-and-bird motif Floral-border motif Fruit motif Fruit-bowl motif Fruiting-plant Hampshire Heart motif ink and watercolor iron weathervane Jersey Kansas Leaf motif LEFT & RIGHT LEFTI Maine Maryland Massachu Massachusetts motif from metalwork motif from painted North Carolina object of painted Ohio paint wooden chest painted chest painted tinware painted wood painted wooden object painted wooden urn Penn Pennsylvania quilt redware pottery plate Rhode Island RIGHT & BOTTOM shape stencil pattern stoneware Strawberry Texas textile TOP CENTER TOP LEFT TOP RIGHT TOP TO BOTTOM Tree Tulip Vermont Virginia watercolor on paper wood carving wooden mold York