- Paperback: 48 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (9 Jan. 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486412296
- ISBN-13: 978-0486412290
- Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 20.3 x 26.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Celtic and Old Norse Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive) Paperback – 9 Jan 2000
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From the Back Cover
Artists, illustrators, designers, and craftspeople in search of exceptionally bold and inventive motifs will find them in this versatile treasury brimming with 125 royalty-free designs. Taken from authentic Celtic and Old Norse sources, they include an amazing array of birds, human figures, and mythological creatures, all ingeniously woven into an intricate network of spirals and interlacings.
Meticulously adapted from artwork that graced ancient rune stones and religious symbols, furniture, manuscripts, bronze mirrors, sword hilts, cooking utensils, and other artifacts, the illustrations depict a crucifix; decorative creatures that adorned the pages of the Lindisfarne Gospels; interwoven designs from stone crosses of Ireland, Scotland, and Cornwall; and many other designs and motifs.
Convenient and inexpensive, this collection offers inspiration and a wealth of immediately usable dramatic ornamentation rich in character and distinctive in content.
About the Author
Courtney Davis is now recognised internationally as one of the foremost modern interpreters of the traditional art and graphic symbolism of the Celts. She has achieved great success with some 18 books, including Celtic Illumination, The Celtic Art Source Book, Celtic Borders and Decorations and The Art of Celtia, and these have established a world reputation for his technique and imagery.
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Top Customer Reviews
The artist was delighted, and said it would be very helpful for her ethnic design creations.
A bit basic when considering the wealth of art available from this period.