Dresser's Victorian Ornamentation

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Courier Corporation, Jan 30, 2013 - Art - 64 pages
Borders in the style of medieval manuscripts, patterns based on Greek and Persian pottery, designs adapted from Venetian lace—this unique sourcebook abounds in splendid original ornaments. Its gorgeous black-and-white drawings include such diverse influences as German Gothic, Japanese, Arabic, Indian, Celtic, and ancient Roman art.
A pioneer of modern design, Christopher Dresser (1834–1904) was one of the Victorian era's most important and influential stylists, whose works are eagerly sought by artists and craftspeople. A botanist by training, Dresser was particularly skilled in the execution of floral motifs. This versatile collection of his designs can be easily adapted to art and craft projects, textiles, interior decoration, wall hangings, lacework, carvings, and much more.

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Christopher Dresser is considered by many to have been the most influential designer of the nineteenth century, and his designs later had a major influence on the Arts & Crafts and Modernist movements. In this reprint of the classic Studies in Design, the timeless designs and wisdom of Christopher Dresser are showcased. Dresser's designs, which later influenced other artisans such as William Morris, reveal exotic influences from locations such as Egypt, Japan, China, India, and Morocco. Originally published in 1875, these beautifully reproduced designs and timeless design theories have enduring appeal.

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