Historical literature on applied arts and crafts

In this section you will find an overview of digitized works from the field of arts and crafts and design, which are available through the arthistoricum.net catalog. Listed are digitized works mainly of historical literature of the late 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.  The order is based on the type of publication - general descriptions, catalogs, ornamental patterns, and on the other hand on material of the thematized field of applied arts and crafts. Within the thematic fields, the media are usually sorted chronologically.

The collection will be successively expanded with additional relevant literature.

General literature on decorative arts

The arts and crafts movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries is accompanied by a large number of publications, exhibition catalogs and theoretical writings relevant to the field. They

Museums and schools

With the establishment of the museums of applied arts, often founded as an extension of already existing schools of applied arts, catalogs of holdings are increasingly appearing. The schools of arts

Update! Fabrics, textiles, carpets

Overview of digital copies of historical pattern books, collections of patterns and publications dealing with the production of fabrics and the various possibilities of pattern design. Included are

Lace and lace products

The production of lace fabrics, borders and appliqués is one of the most elaborate production areas in textile manufacturing. Lace, as an accessory or outer fabric for elaborately produced dresses and

Glass, Porcelain, Ceramics

This page provides an overview of digitized historical literature dealing with the materials glass, porcelain and ceramics. You can find historical manufacturing instructions for various types of

Update! Wood, metal, jewelry

Overview of digitized historical literature dealing with the properties and processing of the materials wood and metal and the products made from them. You can find publications on furniture and home

Japanese Pattern And Ornament Templates

At the end of the 19th century, with the opening of the Japanese Empire to the Western world, a strange and rich new wealth of forms also arrived in Europe, which was received with great interest,

Update! Ornament templates and pattern books

On this page you will find an overview of digitized historical ornament engraving collections as well as pattern and sample books, as they were published at the end of the 19th century in various