Ernst Rettelbusch's great Stilhandbuch (Handbook of Styles) was the lifework of a connoisseur and practicing professional in the fields of architecture, interior design and furniture design. Intended as an introduction for students and amateurs, it contains over 1,200 examples of ornamental and decorative design produced by many cultures over five millennia.
The present volume is an unabridged republication, with new English translations of the Preface and descriptions of the plates, of this great classic. Ranging from ancient Egypt to 19th-century Germany, it documents a wealth of designs from Assyrian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and other ancient cultures, along with material from the European Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo periods. Also included are English furniture designs by Chippendale, Sheraton and Hepplewhite; French Empire designs; Nordic motifs, Chinese and Japanese material and much more.
Beautifully rendered in meticulous detail, these plates will serve as a comprehensive historical review for students of decorative design, an invaluable treasury of art and design for permission-free use and a rich source of inspiration for anyone working in the fine or applied arts.
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