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New edition. Translated from the second German edition by David O'Conor.
Described on the title page as "A Handbook for Architects, Designers, Painters, Sculptors, Wood-Carvers, Chasers, Modellers, Cabinet-Makers and Artistic Locksmiths as well as also for Technical Schools, Libraries and Private Study." A chronological and geographical history of ornamentation from prehistoric times. Good .
Keywords: ART; DECORATIVE ARTS; ARCHITECTURE; ORNAMENTATION; STYLES OF ORNAMENT; HISTORY OF ORNAMENTS; ALEXANDER SPELTZ; PREHISTORIC; ANTIQUITY; BYZANTINE; GOTHIC; RENAISSANCE; ROCOCO; AMERICAN COLONIAL; CLASSICAL REVIVAL; EMPIRE; EUROPEAN; ASIAN; MIDDLE EASTERN.