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The Grammar of Ornament - Owen Jones
#501 Vol. 1 Ornament of Savage Tribes
#502 Vol. 2 Egyptian Ornament
#503 Vol. 3 Assyrian and Persian Ornament
#504 Vol. 4 - Greek Ornament
#505 Vol. 5 - Pompeian Ornament
#506 Vol. 6 - Byzantine Ornament
#507 Vol. 7 Arabian Ornament
#508 Vol. 8 Turkish Ornament
#509 Vol. 9 Moresque Ornament
#510 Vol. 10 Persian Ornament
#511 Vol. 11 Indian Ornament
#512 Vol. 12 Hindoo Ornament
#513 Vol. 13 Chinese Ornament
#514 Vol. 14 Medieval Ornament
#515 Vol. 15 Celtic Ornament
#516 Vol. 16 Renaissance Ornament
#517 Vol. 17 Elizabethan Ornament
#518 Vol. 18 Italian Ornament
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The Illuminated Manuscripts Collection
#401 Vol. 1 Medieval & Renaissance
#402 Vol. 2 Medieval & Renaissance
#403 Vol. 3 Medieval & Renaissance
#404 Vol. 4 Medieval & Gothic
#405 Vol. 5 Frontispieces Collection
#414 Vol. 6 High Renaissance Borders
#415 Vol. 7 Renaissance Initials
#416 Vol. 8 The Roman Manuscript
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The Celtic Manuscripts Collection
#406 Vol. 1 Capital Letters
#407 Vol. 2 Borders & carpet pages
#408 Vol. 3 People, animalia & punctuation
#409 Vol. 4 From many manuscripts NEW
All the Volumes in one page

L'Ornement Polychrome
Auguste Racinet
#423 Vol. 1 Medieval Ornament
#424 Vol. 2 Stained Glass
#425 Vol. - Renaissance and 17th Century
#426 Vol. 4 18th Century Ornament
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The Owen Jones Collection
#410 Vol. 1 Ancient Spanish Ballads
#411 Vol. 2 Paradise and the Peri
#420 Vol. 3 Gray's Elegy
#421 Vol. 4 Joseph and His Brethren
All the Volumes in one page

Special Collections
#417 Antonius Collection, Music Scores Pages
#418 William Morris, The Kelmscott Chaucer
#419 Walter Crane, The Faerie Queene
#422 Aubrey Beardsley, Le Morte D'arthur

Borders for Word
#413 Vol. 1 Borders for Word Documents
#412 Vol. 2 Gems from the Poets

Reference Pages
Renaissance Invitations
Walter Crane Page
The Faerie Queene
William Morris and The Kelmscott Press
The Arts & Crafts Movement
Renaissance lettering & borders
Resources for Calligraphers
Aubrey Beardsley & LE MORTE DARTUR
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The Illuminated Manuscripts Project

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The Illuminated Manuscripts Project

The AlfredoM Graphic Arts Studio’s Illuminated Manuscripts Project is committed to hand-drawn re-creations, in electronic vector format, of masterpieces of illumination and illustration art. Our Collections of exquisite manuscript and book art in electronic vector format has range from early Celtic Art, the Middle Age and Renaissance, to the Victorian Era’s Arts and Crafts Movement, the early 20th century’s Liberty and the Art Deco styles.

As a Fine Arts student in Rome, Italy I grew up admiring the magnificence of the Illuminated Manuscripts and Books made in the Middle Age and Renaissance, before the invention of the Gutenberg press. I still have with me many of the art books I used as a student, some of them large format publications with hundreds of photographic reproductions of pages from those books decorated with beautiful graphic elements. I used to study from those books. After graduating as a teacher of Art and art history, being an academic, I had access to many of those pieces of art in restricted areas of libraries and I was able to examine and appreciate them even more. The making of such books took months and years. Certainly they were not for everybody; very few could afford them. Today in the age of the electronic arts not too much has changed. Many people do not have the opportunity to appreciate this form of art.

Clip art is an interesting product of the last twenty years; with a simple insertion technique, clip art permits non-artists to enhance their documents with graphics made by others. Clipart is also a tool for graphic designers to complete their work faster, thereby reducing their cost.
There are countless pre-made graphic objects available in varying degrees of quality and for every subject matter. To our knowledge, this is the first offering of high quality European Middle Age and Renaissance Art made available in electronic format.

Everybody can scan a picture from a book or grab it from the internet, but such scans are inferior to EPS vector file format graphics particularly when painstakenly redrawn by hand.

Those are among the reasons that motivated me to create the Illuminated Manuscripts Project.
Our work consists in redrawing, with as much accuracy as possible, the graphic elements in resolution-independant vector format to create our collection of European Medieval and Renaissance clip-art. Resolution-independent graphics can be printed at any size and always look accurate and sharp.

Alfredo Malchiodi