Speltz, Alexander / Styles of ornament: exhibited in designs, and arranged in historical order, with descriptive text.
Introduction, pp. -2
2 INTRODUCTION. Stonehenge near Salisbury.(LUbke, Kunst des Altertums.) the political or religious ideas of the peoples, or the effects of foreign influence—where by was formed the stylistic Ornament. Each style exhibits one and the same plant and one and the same animal in a different fashion. Each country sought the models for its own ornamentation in its own Fauna and Flora, and each style had certain plants and animals which it preferred to all others. Style is really more the product of one epoch of time rather than of a single people, and it is according to this chronological stand-point that the present work has been arranged. In keeping with ' the tendency of the work, it may be remarked that the illustrations in the plates, title-pages, vignettes &c., are all reproductions of such objects only as were really produced at the period for which the style is characteristic.
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