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painting inspiration- usefull books/ pdfs (v2)

Postby ink the troll » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:47 pm

The old topic didn't make it to the new forum. That makes adding more links a bit complicated- here's version 2. In a rare moment of foresightful thinking I did save the original post.

Ornaments, patterns and other stuff that may serve as inspiration for painting shields, banners, kimono patterns, … or that might come in handy for decorating scenery (e.g. wallpapers/ pictures)

All the links are for books on they're readable online as well as downloadable (as pdf files). Some of the books have several hundred pages, so before you download them you may want to preview them. To do so, click 'read online'. I'd suggest clicking the 'thumbnail view' button to quickly skim through the books to see if they're of any use to you. You may find just one or two pics of interest in a book- in that case zoom into the pic a bit, then simply right click and save the pic.

ornaments & patterns in general

- Historic styles of ornament (1898) by Dolmetsch, H

- Drawing and designing in a series of lessons (1889) by Leland, Charles Godfrey

- Ornamental design (1888) by Lewis Foreman, Day

- Pattern design : a book for students treating in a practical way of the anatomy, planning & evolution of repeated ornament (1915) by Lewis Foreman, Day

- The grammar of ornament : a book for students treating in a practical way of the anatomy, planning & evolution of repeated ornament (1856) by Jones, Owen

floral ornaments

- A book of studies in plant form with some suggestions for their application to design (1896) by Lilley, A. E. V; Midgeley, W.

- Heraldry and floral forms as used in decoration (1922) by Cole, Herbert

Japanese art

- Shin-bijutsukai Vol. 1 (~1900)
- Shin-bijutsukai Vol. 2 (~1900)

- Studies in the decorative art of Japan (1910) by Piggott, Francis Taylor, Sir

- Mythological Japan : the symbolisms of mythology in relation to Japanese art, with illustrations drawn in Japan, by native artists (1902) by Otto, Alexander Francis

- Book of kimono designs (1884) by Kabutama, Nagamari


- The elements of Celtic art (1922) by Carmichael, E. K

- Celtic art in pagan and Christian times (1912) by Allen, J. Romilly


- Ornamental details of the Italian Renaissance (1920) by Blakeslee, Arthur L

new additions
Some of the pages sometimes will look a bit odd, if you save the pdf and than have a look through that they look just fine though. :

more Ornaments

Combinaisons Ornementales Alphonse Mucha et al.

Textiles & clothing

Protective clothing for women and girl workers employed in the factories and workshops (1917) by Home Office
being mainly bw pics probably more suited for people looking to convert or sculpt minis

The following all contain textile or yarn samples, sometimes patterned and occasionally quite vividly coloured and were published by dye manufacturers:

Velveteen dyed with Immedial colours and discharged with hyraldite (1910) by Cassella Color Company

Hydron blue G and R (1911) by Cassella Color Company

Garment dyeing (1910) by Cassella Color Company

Standard colours on cotton : printed and discharged (1900) I.G. Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft

Garment dyeing (1912) Bayer

Wool colours (1913) Bayer

Salicine colors on slubbing Kalle & Co., a.g

The coal tar colours (1896) Höchst

The coal tar colours (1907) Höchst (quite like this one as it has a bit of everything from mattress cloths to cloth for shirts)

A manual of dyeing (1893) Knecht, Edmund et al.
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Re: painting inspiration- usefull books/ pdfs (v2)

Postby mr tough guy » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:05 pm

Thanks a lot, some useful stuff among them
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Re: painting inspiration- usefull books/ pdfs (v2)

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Re: painting inspiration- usefull books/ pdfs (v2)

Postby --- » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:00 pm

Nice one, Guys & Girls 8)

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Re: painting inspiration- usefull books/ pdfs (v2)

Postby freakinacage » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:31 am

Dags wrote:Nice one, Guys & Girls 8)

I've sticky'd this

good man!
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Re: painting inspiration- usefull books/ pdfs (v2)

Postby Skipp » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:13 am

Some great stuff here... Anyone got any more architectural links? Particularly ancient stuff...?

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Re: painting inspiration- usefull books/ pdfs (v2)

Postby Steders » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:31 am

Dags wrote:I've sticky'd all over this

Jesus Dags, show some restraint.

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