This website contains a huge collection of what is known as blank video cassettes from the time period of 1977-2002 mostly made between Japan and the USA.
The Grammar of Ornament
A Visual Reference of Form and Colour in Architecture and the Decorative Arts – The complete and unabridged full-color edition
First published in 1856, The Grammar of Ornament remains a design classic. Its inspiration came from pioneering British architect and designer Owen Jones (1809–1874), who produced a comprehensive design treatise for the machine age, lavishly illustrated in vivid chromolithographic color. Jones made detailed observations of decorative arts on his travels in Europe, the Middle East, and in his native London, where he studied objects on display at the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in 1851 and at local museums. His aim was to improve the quality of Western design by changing the habits of Victorian designers, who indiscriminately mixed elements from a wide variety of sources
This amazing resource is made available for free from the Smithsonian Libraries digital archive. You can view and download the three volumes in outstanding quality from the link below.
Victoria & Albert: Here
Arab Art as Seen Through the Monuments of Cairo: From 7th to the End of the 18th century
Arab art as seen through the monuments of Cairo: From the seventh century to the end of the 18th is an immense, sumptuously produced work that illustrates the richness of Islamic art and architecture as seen in the streets, buildings, monuments, decorative arts, and books and manuscripts of the city of Cairo. It was produced by Achille-Constant-Théodore-Émile Prisse d’Avennes, who is said to have supervised the printing of the work as well as that of his other masterpiece, a luxurious atlas of ancient Egyptian art.
This amazing resource is made available for free from the library of congress digital archive. You can view and download the three volumes in outstanding quality from the link below.