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  • Arabic Geometrical Pattern and Designby J. Bourgoin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    By forbidding the representation of the human figure, the Mohammedan religion helped push Islamic art along a path much different from that of traditional European art. European abounds with perspective renderings of figures and landscapes, while Islamic translates artistic impulse into elaborate geometric patterns and linear designs. Through centuries... more...

  • Art Deco Decorative Patterns in Full Colorby Christian Stoll

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Derived from various avant-garde painting styles of the early twentieth century, the Art Deco movement comprised a mix of Cubism, abstraction, distortion, and simplification. Geometric shapes and vibrant colors were popular elements of this sophisticated style of ornamentation that found expression in architecture and the applied arts. This collection... more...

  • Art Deco Design Fantasiesby E. H. Raskin

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Derived from a rare French publication of the 1920s, Fantaisies Oceanographiques, these beguiling images pulse with the flowing grace of aquatic life. The 30 full-color plates feature 56 abstract and figurative patterns in authentic Art Deco style. Whether simply browsed for pleasure or as a source of ideas for design or decorative projects, these... more...

  • Art Deco Design and Ornamentby Henri Rapin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    A major design movement of the 1920s and 1930s, Art Deco drew its strength from architecture, modern art, primitivism, and industry. It gave us the Chrysler Building and Soviet post art ? and also gave us a legacy that continues to pulse with energy and excitement even today. In this rich collection of 349 images, the Art Deco style is evident in... more...

  • Art Deco Spot Illustrations and Motifsby William Rowe

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 6.99

    The sleek, exciting geometric motifs seen everywhere in today's decorative arts reflect the continuing Art Deco revival. Textiles, wallpaper, upholstery, and graphics abound with the dynamic, distinctive patterns associated with this influential and popular style. Now artists, designers, and craftspeople can have a treasury of original Art deco... more...

  • Art From Intuitionby Dean Nimmer

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2014; US$ 25.99

    Practical self-help for artists who want to free their creativity. Art from Intuition offers artists everywhere a unique system for freeing their own creative intuition, the sixth sense that directs an artist?s drive and work. By letting go of the self-criticism, doubt, and insecurity that discourage artmaking, artists will be able to soar to ... more...

  • Art Nouveau: Objects and Artifactsby Anton Seder

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 14.95

    A revolutionary reaction to the eclectic historical styles of nineteenth-century art, the turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau movement drew much of its inspiration from nature. Applying its sinuous, curvilinear motifs to the decorative arts, graphics, architecture, sculpture, and painting, artists and crafters attempted to create a style suitable for a... more...

  • Art Nouveau Animal Designs and Patternsby M. P. Verneuil

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    This design collection includes all 60 full-color plates from L'animal dans la décoration, a rare turn-of-the-century portfolio by M. P. Verneuil. Meticulously reproduced from the originals, these plates offer a splendid demonstration of the application of animal forms to decorative art. Included are not only representations of such traditional... more...

  • Art Nouveau Design Fantasies in Full Colorby J. Habert-Dys

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Elegant and distinctive, these eye-catching motifs combine a refined naturalism with the sophistication of Art Nouveau. Created during the early years of Art Nouveau, they reflect the late nineteenth century interest in Japanese art, as well as the fresh excitement of a blossoming movement that's remained fashionable for well over a century. Sixty-six... more...

  • Art Nouveau Display Alphabetsby Dan X. Solo

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 12.95

    Recapture Art Nouveau! This book provides one hundred outstanding Art Nouveau type fonts in one easy-to-use volume. Altogether, they include one hundred sets of capital letters, seventy-five lowercase sets, ninety sets of numbers and special symbols, and twenty ornamental designs. The accent is on beauty, while the designs take on a diversity of form... more...