L’Ornement Polychrome, Racinet
"Adapted from historical items dating back to antiquity, such as jewelry, tiles, stained glass, illuminated manuscripts, textiles, and ceramics, these ornamental designs [from Racinet's L'Ornement Polychrome] encompass a wide range of cultural aesthetics including classic Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan motifs, Asian and middle-Eastern patterns, as well as European designs from medieval times through the 19th century." (ref. Taschen Racinet collection) Full color illustrations of decorative patterns and motifs from ancient civilizations, the Near East, the medieval period, and the Renaissance to the 18th century. Two volumes containing 45 plates in total.