PATTERNS AND ORNAMENTS OF THE 19thCENTURY contains a striking collection of decorative designs from the period referred to in the English-speaking world as the 'Victorian Age'. Design and the decorative arts in this period were known for their intricate ornamentation, reinterpretation of historic styles and the introduction of artistic and cultural influences from Asia and the middle east. This collection includes designs taken from textiles, household furnishings, architectural and interior design and weaponry. All designs are ready to use on the included CD.
From the 14th to 17th centuries the art of weaving thick fabrics with beautifully executed designs flourished, particularly in France and Flanders. The tapestries made in Arras and other major textile towns were sought after to decorate palaces and grand houses throughout Europe. This book contains more than a hundred marvellous designs, all carefully redrawn and digitised.