Applied arts, decorative arts

Applied arts, decorative arts: a guide to websites



Auctions/Art auctions, a website directory. 

Country Life magazine, UK
Antiques, Architecture & Fine Art, Gardens & Gardening, Life in the Country, Countryside Concerns. Searchable pictures and articles on countryside houses, castles, chateaux, gardens, estates, etc.


Danish Design Centre

Danish Museum of Decorative Art

Domus. Editorale Domus.
The famous Italian design magazine. Un’azienda da sempre all’avanguardia. Architettura, Design, arte, comunicazione…


Feng Shui

The American Feng Shui Institute, founded in1991.

The Feng Shui Society
The Feng Shui Society, ensuring public confidence in the integrity of Feng Shui practice.

The Feng Shui Directory of Consultants

The American Feng Shui Institute, founded in1991.

International Feng Shui Guild Home Page. 
Promoting the use, practice, and teaching of Feng Shui. News, meetings, schools, events.

Floral art

See also: Bonsai and Floral Art

Floral Art School of Australia

Floral Art Society, New Zealand.

Royal Horticulture Society, Chelsea Flower Show


Kunstpedia. The knowledgebase of fine and decorative arts.
Kunstpedia is a knowledgebase containing articles and essays on the fine and decorative arts, popularly stated arts and antiques. The articles are both in English as well as in Dutch.


The Austrian Museum of Applied Arts. Vienna and L.A.

Metropolis Magazine Online. 
Architecture, design, culture.

Middle Eastern Decorative Art image resources.
Egypt, Etruscan, Iran, Greece, Mesopotania, Persia. Detroit Institute of Arts 


Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 2000 images online. 
The largest decorative arts museum in the world.


Bonsai Clubs International
Bonsai events. competitions. conventions.

Bonsai Site
Bonsai as an art and horticultural practice.

Bonsai Trees. All Bonsai Trees. 
Articles and websites for the Bonsai tree enthusiast.

National Bonsai Foundation, U.S.

Book arts, illustration, history of books

Artists’ Books 

Children’s book illustration websites,
resources from Children’s Book Central. Rarities, discussion, links.

History of books, authorship, printing.
From S.H.A.R.P

Old Book Art
This site provides & facilitate access to free illustrations: pictures, drawings, maps and other images scanned from antiquarian, public-domain books and other old documents. It has over 4,700 images in its gallery.

Share your favourite pictures from the past. A gallery of magazine, newspaper and book  illustrations from the 1700s to the present.

Salvage and ReDesign
Recycled art and craft zine with projects and inspiration.

Yale Book Arts
Links to typography, book artists, organizations, exhibits, paper making (Yale University).


See: Calligraphy, history of calligraphy


Western calligraphy, Wikipedia entry.

Wikipedia entry on calligraphy.