Handbook of Decorative Motifs

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2004 - Architecture - 256 pages
Four-color ornamental illustrations fill the pages of The Handbook of Decorative Motifs, offering a lively catalog of inspired design ideas and models for decorative painters, interior designers, and craftspeople. Plants and flowers, borders and bouquets, popular art, chinoiserie, and faience, Koustrup, provides simple design techniques's well as more general tips on caring for plant and flower models'o help ceramicists, cloth painters, embroiderers, and weavers adapt the motifs to their own styles and on their own mediums. From Kellinghusen faience patterns to floral garlands and the traditional Danish ?hree tulip'motif, this handbook is a rich source of inspiration for and artistic creators of all ability levels and persuasions.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Plants and Flowers
12
Borders and Bouquets
80
Folk Art
124
Chinoiserie
202
Index
251
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

The late Birthe Koustroup was a Danish naturalist, designer and painter.

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