Hello Friends! I’m addicted to classical patterns, ornamentals, and filigree!
I just discovered archive.org today and you simply must know about it. They have everything! All the reference this 3D artist could hope for! Oh, and those complicated renaissance patterns? Filigree? Ornamentals?! TONS of those. Why am I so interested in these patterns? I get sucked in because I want to make them. Their intricacies thrill me.
Here’s a list of my favorite books from them:
- Illustrated catalog of period ornaments for furniture and also…
- Wood Fibre Carvings by Decorators Supply Co.
- The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics by Ackermann, Rudolph
- Materials and Documents of Architecture and Sculpture (10 Volumes! Alphabetized! Great reference for all sculptures and Architecture)
And of course a small collection of my favorite image finds! Happy Pattern Gawking!