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Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons

by Eduard Wagner, Zoroslava Drobná & Jan Durdík Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Accompanied by a scrupulously researched and well-documented text, over 400 royalty-free illustrations trace the evolution of clothing styles, armor, and weapons during the medieval period in Central Europe...


A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern

by Mary Brooks Picken Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Compendium defines over 10,000 words associated with wearing apparel and fashion. From bateau necklines to trilbys and vamps, words are grouped alphabetically according to dress parts, fabrics, and other style...


The Book of Signs

by Rudolf Koch Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Famed German type designer renders 493 symbols: religious, alchemical, imperial, runes, property marks, etc. Timeless.


Treasury of Art Nouveau Design & Ornament

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (December 04, 2012)

577 authentic Art Nouveau designs ranging in size from full-page illustrations to borders, headpieces, tailpieces, and initials. Designs include florals, landscapes, and figures, from artists such as Klimt,...


Hands: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources

by Jim Harter Dover Publications (December 02, 2013)

Need a hand? Here are over a thousand! Over 1,100 pairs of hands in all shapes, sizes, and shades: writing, sewing, with pointing fingers, much more, all royalty-free.


Illustrations and Ornamentation from The Faerie Queene

by Walter Crane & Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (December 02, 2013)

Over 300 neo-medieval illustrations and decorations created by famed Victorian-era artist. Full-page plates, headpieces, tailpieces, borders, vignettes, and decorative elements depict knights, maidens, dragons,...


Renaissance Patterns for Lace, Embroidery and Needlepoint

by Federico Vinciolo Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

Superb reproduction of most popular 16th-century lace design book. Nearly 100 original patterns for point coupe, reticella, and guipure; the second part describes square netting and embroidery. 83 full-page...


Metalwork for Craftsmen

by Emil F. Kronquist Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Illustrations and detailed instructions for 55 projects. Information on tools and processes, and over 60 other plates.


3200 Old-Time Cuts and Ornaments

by Blanche Cirker Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

Royalty-free pictures from 1909 French typography catalog: plants, animals, religious motifs, music, carriages, boats, sports, furniture, clothing; plus borders, banners, wreaths, and other ornaments. Over 3,200...


Snowflakes in Photographs

by W. A. Bentley Dover Publications (August 09, 2012)

Over 850 illustrations of snow crystals, photographed by Bentley during a 50-year period, for use by artists, designers, and craftspeople in a variety of creative projects.


Patterns and Designs from the Twenties in Full Color

by Ad. & M. P. Verneuil Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Reprinted from a rare portfolio of abstract design published in Paris in the 1920s: 87 designs that reflect the emergence of the Art Deco aesthetic, in a variety of useful shapes and sizes. Royalty-free.


2,286 Traditional Stencil Designs

by H. Roessing Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

Masterfully executed designs in reproductions of two rare catalogs: ornamental borders, corners and frames with intricate floral and foliated patterns, architectural ornaments and design elements, religious...


Japanese Design Motifs

by Matsuya Company Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Definitive catalogue of Japanese heraldic crests featuring almost unlimited variety of plant, animal, bird, and geometric forms, from "wild goose" to "folding fan" to "mountain and mist," each with dozens of...


Handbook of Ornament

by Franz Sales Meyer Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

This excellent collection of historic decorative ornament contains 3,000 examples ranging from the cultures of the Greeks and Romans through the Victorians: chairs, thrones, crowns, heraldic emblems, altars,...


Snow Crystals

by W. A. Bentley & W. J. Humphreys Dover Publications (April 11, 2013)

Over 2,000 clear photomicrographs printed on black background of snow crystals. Also frost, rime, hail, and more. Brief text on methodology of research. Absolutely inexhaustible source of design. 202 plates....


Art Forms in Nature

by Ernst Haeckel Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

Multitude of strangely beautiful natural forms: Radiolaria, Foraminifera, Ciliata, diatoms, calcareous sponges, Tubulariidae, Siphonophora, Semaeostomeae, star corals, starfishes, much more. All images black-and-white....


Fantastic Gothic and Renaissance Ornament

by Rudolf Berliner Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Beasts of myth and legend, writhing foliage, dancing symbols of fate — this spectacular compendium of 15th- and 18th-century designs features 127 black-and-white illustrations from the far corners of the imagination....


101 Dog Illustrations: A Pictorial Archive of Championship Breeds

by Gladys Emerson Cook Dover Publications (October 23, 2012)

A blue-ribbon collection of 116 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, these dramatically detailed lithographs include sporting and non-sporting dogs, hounds, working dogs, terriers, and toys. Captions....


Fantastic Ornament: 110 Designs and Motifs

by Michel Liénard Dover Publications (March 07, 2012)

Swirling with gargoyles, devils, dragons, griffins, and other haunting figures, this otherworldly assortment features illustrations from a rare 19th-century volume: cartouches, frames, doors, trophies, cabinets,...


North American Indian Beadwork Patterns

by Pamela Stanley-Millner Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Weave belts, headbands, and sashes and decorate handbags, vests, blouses, and other garments with authentic Native American motifs. 73 charts for bead weaving, 12 full-size patterns for appliqué. Complete instructions...


A Manual of Historic Ornament

by Richard Glazier Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Hundreds of detailed illustrations depict painted pilasters from Pompeii, early Gothic stone carvings, a detail from a stained glass window in Canterbury Cathedral, more. Over 700 black-and-white illustrations,...


Native American Beadwork

by William C. Orchard Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Classic study offers well-illustrated look at a variety of beadwork methods and their results. Photos include baskets and bowls, necklaces, robes, cradles, and other items. 31 halftones. 136 figures.


Bartlett's Classic Illustrations of America: All 121 Engravings from American Scenery, 1840

by W. H. Bartlett Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Extremely rare engravings after illustrations of mid-19th-century America by eminent English artist. Superb detailed views of Mount Vernon, Faneuil Hall in Boston, Niagara Falls, West Point, much more. All royalty-free....


Animals: 1,419 Copyright-Free Illustrations of Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, etc

by Jim Harter Dover Publications (April 29, 2013)

Selected for its visual impact and ease of use, this outstanding collection of wood engravings presents over 1,000 species of animals in extremely lifelike poses. Includes mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians,...


Kites for Everyone: How to Make and Fly Them

by Margaret Greger Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Easy-to-follow illustrated instructions show how to create more than 50 awesome, airborne objects — everything from simple bag kites to Vietnamese, Snake, Dutch, Dragon, Bullet, Delta, and Flowform flyers....


The City: A Vision in Woodcuts

by Frans Masereel Dover Publications (May 13, 2013)

This graphic novel by an Expressionist master offers a stunning depiction of urban Europe between the world wars. First published in Germany in 1925, it presents 100 woodcuts of remarkable force and beauty.


Mechanical Appliances, Mechanical Movements and Novelties of Construction

by Gardner D. Hiscox Dover Publications (December 12, 2012)

This engrossing visual narrative profiles hundreds of mechanical devices. Nearly 1,000 detailed illustrations — including steam-powered appliances, spring-powered devices, and other machinery — are accompanied...


Old-Fashioned Ribbon Trimmings and Flowers

by Mary Brooks Picken Dover Publications (June 15, 2012)

Fold and sew ribbon strips into daisies, grape clusters, rosebuds, dahlias, violets, much more. Over 30 projects. Illustrations and simple instructions.


Egg Decoration

by Susan Byrd Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

How to select, empty, mark, cut, hinge, paint, sand, and apply decoupage, plus 8 progressively more complex projects: Christmas tree ornament, jewel box, musical bell, 5 more. Full instructions. 80 illustrations....


American Trademark Designs

by Barbara Baer Capitman Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Arranged by category, these 732 black-and-white American trademarks and symbols represent a variety of fields, including entertainment, education, real estate, insurance, food and beverages, retail, transportation,...


Jewelry Making and Design

by Augustus F. Rose & Antonio Cirino Dover Publications (October 24, 2012)

Professional secrets of jewelry making are revealed in a thorough, practical guide. Over 200 illustrations.


The Book of Old Ships: From Egyptian Galleys to Clipper Ships

by Henry B. Culver Dover Publications (August 29, 2012)

Superb, authoritative history of sailing vessels, with 80 magnificent line illustrations. Galley, bark, caravel, longship, whaler, many more. Detailed, informative text on each vessel by noted naval historian....


An Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Costume

by James R. Planche Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Thousands of terms associated with apparel worn in the principal countries of Europe appear in this extensive and convenient reference. Alphabetically arranged, the profusely illustrated volume features over...


The 100 Greatest Advertisements 1852-1958: Who Wrote Them and What They Did

by Julian Watkins Dover Publications (October 12, 2012)

The priceless ingredient; His master's voice; 9944/100% pure; over 100 others. How they were written, their impact, and much more. Remarkable record. 130 illustratrions.


Vision and Design

by Roger Fry Dover Publications (October 16, 2012)

Noted critic’s 25 art-related essays explore relationships between ancient and modern art and between art and life. Also includes Fry’s "Essay in Aesthetics." 13 b/w illus.


Monograms and Alphabetic Devices

by Hayward Cirker & Blanche Cirker Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Over 2,500 combinations, names, crests in very varied styles: script, engraving, ornate Victorian, simple Roman, and many others.


The Art Nouveau Style: A Comprehensive Guide with 264 Illustrations

by Stephan Tschudi Madsen Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

Absorbing, exceptionally detailed study examines early trends, posters, and book illustrations, stylistic influences in architecture; furniture, jewelry, and other applied arts; plus perceptive discussions of...


Designs and Patterns for Embroiderers and Craftspeople

by William Briggs & Co. & Marion Nichols Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

Over 500 royalty-free motifs reproduced from finest Victorian source, classified according to type. Wide variety of flowers, greenery, sprays, butterflies, owls, insects, more. Large and small motifs as well...


French Fashion Illustrations of the Twenties: 634 Cuts from La Vie Parisienne

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (August 02, 2012)

Treasury of royalty-free motifs from famed periodical, drawn with wit, flair and charm. Slinky beauties in a variety of gowns, dresses, coats, suits, beachwear, and other stylish outfits.


Doré's Angels

by Gustave Doré Dover Publications (December 03, 2012)

Dozens of the renowned artist's celestial beings, as created for such great literary works as the Bible, Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and Milton's classic, Paradise Lost. 75 black-and-white illustrations....


Symbols, Signs and Signets

by Ernst Lehner Dover Publications (August 29, 2012)

1,355 signs, seals, symbols: Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Germanic, Byzantine, Renaissance, Aztec, Hindu, Islamic, Chinese, Japanese, others. Astrological, alchemical, magical, early Christian, masonic, heraldic,...


Celtic Stencil Designs

by Co Spinhoven Dover Publications (August 01, 2012)

130 beautiful, dramatic designs in a great range of size, shape, complexity. All royalty-free, with subjects ranging from birds and beasts of myth and scripture to elegantly wrought abstract motifs.


Authentic French Fashions of the Twenties: 413 Costume Designs from "L'Art Et La Mode"

by JoAnne Olian Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

Over 130 dazzling pages from famed French fashion magazine — haute couture by Worth, Patou, Molyneux, Paquin, Lanvin, and other greats. Introduction. Captions.


Arabian Nights Illustrated: Art of Dulac, Folkard, Parrish and Others

by Jeff A. Menges Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Inspired by tales of Sinbad, Aladdin, Ali Baba, and other exotic characters, this original collection features more than 185 color and black-and-white images by acclaimed artists from the Golden Age of Illustration....


Victorian House Designs in Authentic Full Color: 75 Plates from the "Scientific American -- Architects and Builders Edition," 1885-1894

by Blanche Cirker Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

Exquisitely detailed, exceptionally handsome designs for an enormous variety of attractive city dwellings, spacious suburban and country homes, charming "cottages" and other structures — all accompanied by...


Floral Designs and Motifs for Artists, Needleworkers and Craftspeople

by Charlene Tarbox Dover Publications (August 14, 2012)

Versatile collection of 136 floral designs for royalty-free use. Ready-to-use illustrations of lily, African violet, holly, dogwood, many other flowers and plants.


400 Floral Motifs for Designers, Needleworkers and Craftspeople

by Briggs & Co. & Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

Treasury of rare Victorian-era designs for borders, wreaths, cushion squares, sprays, and other projects. Patterns for verbena, strawberry, lily, many more.


Food and Drink

by Jim Harter Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

Over 350 illustrations of different foods, people eating, utensils, banquets, menus, wine lists. Beautifully reproduced 19th-century line drawings depict every conceivable activity concerned with the preparation,...


The Jewelry Engravers Manual

by R. Allen Hardy & John J. Bowman Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Comprehensive practical manual teaches every step of the engraving process: initials and inscriptions, monograms, decoration and embellishment, more. Also includes care and maintenance of tools. Ideal for beginners....


Japanese Kimono Designs

by Shojiro Nomura & Tsutomu Ema Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

This unique design treasury, consisting of lavish full-color pictures of a vibrant array of kimonos, is reproduced directly from two rare and costly original portfolios.