Book Title: The Russian Ornament Sourcebook
Author: Margaret Morgan
Format: Hardback | 335 pages
Publication Date: 01 Sep 2014
The Russian Ornament Sourcebook is a wonderful compendium of decorative details derived from ancient Russian manuscripts from the tenth to the sixteenth Century. The book starts with a brief history of Russian ornament by Maria Orlova, a member of the Russian Academy of Arts. The main body is divided in two parts; the first half containing hundreds of decorative motifs in full colour arranged in chronological groups. The second half provides templates, which can be used for tracing or scanning details of the decorative elements. The Russian Ornament Sourcebook is a valuable resource for art historians, graphic designers, calligraphy and typography lovers, manuscripts scholars and fans of Russian cultural heritage.