Embellishments

What is the name for the images in books that mark beginnings of chapters, fill blank spaces at the end of chapters, or appear in the margins?

A couple minutes of research turned up the terms embellishment, flourish, and ornament. I also learned that these images are part of the art program for a book.

What I will call embellishments are found in both fiction and non-fiction books. In this post, I present examples of condors as embellishments from 6 books.

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Illustrations & photos from Defenders: 1980-1986

Defenders of Wildlife News and its successor magazine, Defenders, reported regularly on the California condor in the decades prior to 1987, when all the condors were taken into captivity. During the 1980s, Defenders included some notable illustrations and photos.

I especially want to show 2 illustrations from this time period. But while I am at it, here also are a fine map and 2 noteworthy photos.

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