Reflecting the broad range of accomplishment common among Victorian gentlemen, Frederick Edward Hulme (1841-1909) was the author of works on art, plants, heraldry, cryptography, proverbs, flags, wildflowers and other topics. In this rare volume of floral designs, he drew upon his botanical and artistic knowledge to create a host of motifs designed to instruct art students in the proper treatment of floral forms. Over 230 copyright-free illustrations depict an attractive array of floral and foliate motifs in a striking variety of colors matched to a broad range of fanciful designs. Formats include borders, repeats, geometric forms, allover patterns and much more. Bold in form and striking in their inspiration, these authentic Victorian designs are carefully reproduced here for practical and inspirational use by today’s artists and craftspeople. Illustrators and graphic designers will also find a wealth of material for use in interior, advertising and textile design.
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