This book contains stunning images for use as a graphic resource, or inspiration. All the illustrations are stored in high-resolution format on the enclosed free CD-ROM and are ready to use for professional quality printed media and web page design. The pictures can also be used to produce postcards, or to decorate your letters, flyers, etc. They can be imported directly from the CD into most design, image- manipulation, illustration, word-processing and e-mail programs&894 no installation is required. For most applications, single images can be used free of charge. Please consult the introduction to this book, or visit our website for conditions. This book is part of a series that covers the decorative styles prevalent in Europe since the beginning of the western calendar. The series focuses on two dimensional designs. With the Renaissance in the 15th & 16th Centuries came a revival of interest in the classical arts of Ancient Greece and Rome. Although the sculpture and architectural ornamentation during the Renaissance tended to be complex, two dimensional patterns were often more subdued.