An exceptional collection of outstanding examples of German ironwork. More than 270 illustrations depict a wide range of Düsseldorf ironwork, with finely rendered examples ranging from elaborate castle gates to ornate weather vanes.
Invaluable source of information for art historians, craftspeople, dealers, collectors, and preservationists includes hundreds of finely detailed illustrations of garden seats, candelabras, moldings, gates, balcony grilles, vases, crosses, funerary ornaments and monuments, finials, doorknobs and many other ornamental features. A rich source of inspiration and royalty-free graphics, as well, for commercial artists and designers.
Inspired by authentic Korean arts and crafts dating from the 1st through the 19th centuries, these 142 bold black-and-white line drawings include abstract forms, costumed figures, birds, flowers, and landscapes in many sizes and shapes, all royalty-free.
Enliven your messages for any occasion — from 4th of July festivities to winter revels and other holiday or everyday events — with these eye-catching fonts. More than 100 typefaces include letters shaped like logs, bones, chopsticks, and adorned with other imaginative embellishments. All appear in uppercase; many include lowercase and numerals.
Once considered a "foolish boondoggle" of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration, the Federal Writers' Project was initiated to allow employment opportunity to those associated with the arts during the Great Depression. The American Guide Series became the most successful venture, offering jobs to writers nationwide as each state endeavored to produce a comprehensive guidebook. Under the direction of Charles van Ravenswaay, former director of the Missouri Historical Society, Missouri: A Guide to the "Show Me" State was first published in 1941. Now, in a classic reprint, Missouri Historical Society Press restores this guidebook to its original splendor and returns it to the bookshelves. With a current road map included with the book, travelers can compare sights and tours described in the antiquated guide and see how they have developed or disappeared. As Walter A. Schroeder and Howard W. Marshall describe in the updated introduction, "The unmarked, dirt road, impassable when wet,' that we encounter in reading the WPA guide is no longer a hurdle to be negotiated in order to reach an out-of-the-way site." Due to nearly thirty thousand additional miles of paved roadway and endless gas station and motel chains, every corner of Missouri is now easily accessible. And, as Missouri Historical Society President Robert R. Archibald states in the foreword, "If you are the kind of traveler who has no intention of stirring from a comfortable chair near the reading lamp, this reprint is really all the equipment you require for a fascinating journey through the Missouri of the past."