Historic Styles of Ornament

Historic Styles of Ornament

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...having a knotty appearane, which produces on the one side a certain rigidness (Fig. 8, 9, 22), on the other sometimes a want of repose (Fig. 17, 18, 20). This want arises particularly also from the common practice of undercutting the leaves so freely, that they appear scarcely affixed, the consequence of which is frequently a too hard change of light and shade. The foliage of the native plants is in special favour. Everywhere we meet with the leaves of the vine, thistle, oak and beech, of ivy and trefoil, of roses etc., most of these plants being symbolically used. Human figures and animals are often humorously employed in the so-called water-spouts; also consols, key-stones and particularly the pediments above the doors are adorned with figural representations.. Carved figure from the stalls of the Minster at Ulm.. Projecting bracket of a seat-flap (Misericordia) of the same stalls.. Key-stone-decoration from the cathedral at Naumburg. Projecting bracket of a capital from the church at Gelnhausen..,,, of French origin.. Finial from Notre-dame at Paris.. Knob of a finial ibid.. Finial from the tabernacle of the former hospital-church at Esslingen. 9. Crocket from Nuremberg. 10., Cologne Cathedral. 11 and 12. Hollow-decoration ibid. 13 and 14. Water-spout ibid. 15. Capital of French origin. I6., from the cloister of the church at Wimpfen-im-Thal. 17., from the bell-hall of the, Frauenkirche' at Esslingen. 18., from the font in the, Marienkirche' at Reutlingen. 19. Cornice-decoration on the cathedral of Troyes. 20. Carved and pierced panel of a little shrine-door of French origin. 21. Hollow-decoration from the church at /Vimpfen-im-Thal. 22., ., from Nuremberg. MIDDLE-AGES. WEAVING, EMBROIDERY, ENAMEL AND POLYCHROME...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866991
  • 9781236866998