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Gorgeous manuscript miniatures by Mughal artists in India from 16th c. Scenes of battles, castles, Sultans, processions - all related to an original Turkish autobiography telling the story of the conquering of Northern India. Exquisite. (from Walters Art Museum - incl. link to all their digitised MSS)
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Second instalment of scans taken from the German book on ornament history by Heinrich Dolmetsch from the late 19th century. This post features architecture, manuscript, wall painting, floor designs and stone work patterns etc from Arabia, Persia, Spain, Ireland and western Europe from the middle ages.
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Scans I've made from a late 19th century German book with copious excellent colour plates showing the development of ornamental design throughout history. This post (first of a few) includes Greek, Roman, Persian, Indian, Chinese and Japanese painting, lacquerware, metalwork, architecture, mosaics and pottery design details. (author = Heinrich Dolmetsch)
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This preview post, ahead of the official launch of the WDL tomorrow, features a sampling of prints, book illustrations, manuscript pages and watercolour drawings including: gorgeous mss page from Java; Arabic calligraphy; Napoleon satire; Australian WWI poster; Chinese mythological phoenix, Japanese mythological dragon; Persian constellation figures; South American natural history; womens' "magazine" from Iraq; a few maps and more..
This link recently saved by bibliodyssey on October 27, 2008
Multi: Ornate Ottoman document monogram; Herbal frontispiece, African flowering cactus; prehistoric glyptodon (like armadillo); humorous skeleton cartoons; 'busy' Victorian satirical print; Mexican woodcut folk prints and 16th cent. manuscript page; Native American stylised watercolour sketch of two people; 1802 steam powered factory schematic; sketch of Chinese 'angry' man; city layout sketch (Victor Gruen); simple humorous print of London, Sicily volcano watercolour plate; excellent maps of Sri Lanka and Australia (with 10-state naming system insert) plus links.
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Multi: Day of the Dead papercut; various monster/devil engravings; contemporary etchings; Persian mss; 17th cent. hunting book scenes; mythological Chinese woodcuts; Hopi Indian lithographs; Russian kids and Jewish covers; Solomon's Temple and more..
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