Illustration: David Henry Arnott. Gothic chimney breast decoration, 1850. It is sometimes interesting to look at decorative periods and their inspirational points, but perhaps more importantly it is interesting to look at the many connections that link creative eras, communities, as well individuals. The Victorian Gothic Revival for example, was directly influenced by the much earlier medieval period.
Illustration: Henry Shaw. Medieval decoration plate from Illuminated Ornaments, 1833. In 1833 the book Illuminated Ornaments Selected From Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from the Sixth to the Seventeenth Centuries, to give it i... Read Post
Illustration: McNaughtan, Potter & Co. Printed calico textile design, 1850. It is sometimes tempting to see British decoration and design of the nineteenth century, particularly the period between 1837 and the end of the century tha... Read Post