Аннотация к книге "Russian Ornament Sourcebook. 10th-16th Centuries"
This sourcebook is a wonderful compendium of decorative details derived from ancient manuscripts of the 10th to the 16th centuries. Starting with a brief history of Russian ornament from its origins through the 16th century, this book is divided in two parts. The first part contains hundreds of examples of decorative motifs in full colour arranged in chronological groups. The second half of the book provides templates, which can be used for tracing or scanning details of the decorative elements. This book is a valuable resource for art historians, manuscript scholars, graphic and product designers, typographers and students.