Compiled by two noted British architects and designers, this magnificent volume was intended to provide Victorian artists and crafters with a rich source of ornamentation adapted from the decoration of medieval buildings.
Meticulously reproduced motifs from rare 1882 edition, this volume contains all the original 166 full-color designs as well as the informative introduction and notes on the original plates. Among the designs are elaborate and richly colored diaper patterns, medallions for ornamental devices, pillars and arch moldings, bands and borders, floral and foliated designs, alphabets, illuminated initials, and much more. As in Victorian England, today’s artists, designers, and crafters will find these beautiful royalty-free designs ideal for visual inspiration or immediate practical use. Students, art historians, and lovers of fine design will also welcome this collection for its splendid examples of medieval artistry.