Publishing Organization

Dover Publications, Inc.


Dover Publications is a heritage publisher specializing in facsimile editions of early lithographic books, inexpensive literature, art and craft books, antique mail-order catalogs, and historical design and art books in very inexpensive editions. They are an invaluable resource for the  teacher who wants to integrate  art into the social studies classroom.  The Dover Design Library is only one part of a wonderful art-historical resource for teachers that includes a world-wide collection of cultural designs from architecture, textiles, ceramics, and jewelry. Another way to find their design books is to search using terms like Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Islamic, geometric, and a cross-cultural classic design book from the 19th century, Owen Jones, Grammar of Ornament and Arabic Art in Color by Prisse d’Avennes.

Type of Resource

Book, Primary source document

Topic Category
  • Islam
  • Islamic art
  • Islamic civilization
  • Islamic history and civilization
  • World history
Grade Level
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
  • High School