The Grammar of Ornament

The Grammar of Ornament
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Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 496
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ISBN-10 : 9780691172064
ISBN-13 : 0691172064
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Book Synopsis The Grammar of Ornament by : Owen Jones

Download or read book The Grammar of Ornament written by Owen Jones and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2016-07-26 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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. Jones's resulting study is a comprehensive analysis of styles of ornamental design, presenting key examples ranging from Maori tattoos, Egyptian columns, and Greek borders to Byzantine mosaic, Indian embroidery, and Elizabethan carvings. At once splendidly Victorian and insistently modern, The Grammar of Ornament celebrates objects of beauty from across time periods and continents, and remains an indispensable sourcebook today.


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