This comprehensive treasury of copyright-free floral designs - chosen from rare periodicals and illustrated books - offers graphic artists and craftworkers a variety of floral favourites in ornamental styles that range from 18th-century classical to Victorian and Art Nouveau. Selections include reproductions from such 19th- and 20th-century periodicals as The Studio, L'Art pour tous, and Formenschatz, as well as a wide range of materials from American, English, French, German, and Spanish typography catalogs. Ideal for embellishing almost any artistic or craft project, the motifs include such favourites as roses, tulips, irises, lilies, and violets. Use these eye-catching motifs to decorate menus, invitations, stationery, book covers, and advertisements, or create needlework patterns as well as designs for textiles and woodworking. Artists, designers, illustrators, and craftspeople will find this rich selection of exquisite designs a valuable addition to their resource libraries - one they will turn to again and again for inspiration as well as ready-to-use floral creations.