Not only does this book contain a huge assortment of extremely clean and scannable examples of ornamental designs from different periods and cultures, but also provides diagrams and information you can use to create your own original designs in a given style. This may be the last book I buy (except newer copies of THIS book!) on ornamental design.
I have used this book for years for picture frame design. This book has a great general over look of ornament styles.The chapters are object types witch help in reasearch for design decisions.I seem to ware out a book about every 4 years.I recoment this book for design ornamentation problems.