Ornamental Design Prints

From the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Century

Rudolf Berliner

Ornamental Design Prints

Rudolf Berliner

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

With an Introduction by Corinna Rösner
140 pages | 130 halftones | 9 1/2 x 11 | © 2013
Cloth $39.95 ISBN: 9783777421568 Published February 2014 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
From finely drawn florals to ornate baroque flourishes, ornamental design prints have long been important to architectural firms and design studios that have relied on the prints to rapidly disseminate the newest styles. For decades after its initial publication in 1981, Rudolf Berliner’s authoritative guide was foremost in documenting ornamental art, but it has hitherto gone out of print and has never before been available in English.
This special English-language edition of Ornamental Design Prints brings together the finest images from Berliner’s wide-ranging work. Sumptuous illustrations present variations on an overwhelming wealth of patterns and motifs from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, with informative texts that shed light on their development over time, aiding art and architectural historians and collectors in assigning dates to particular uses. The book will also find an eager audience among contemporary graphic artists, craftspeople, and designers seeking inspiration.

Corinna Rösner

The Ornament Lives!

Rudolf Berliner

From the Foreword to the First Edition

Gerhart Egger

Introduction to the Second Edition



Index of Artists

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