The Grammar of Ornament, Owen Jones, 1972, Facsimile Design Folio, Fine w/ DJ

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The Grammar of Ornament: Illustrated by Examples from Various Styles of Ornament
ISBN:
0442241755
Author:
Owen Jones
Publisher:
Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Release Date:
1972
Seller Category:
DESIGN
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1
Condition:
Used: Excellent
Sku: 02107
Notes: A Fine book in a Fine dust jacket, fo, 13 1/4" x 9 1/2." Red cloth-covered boards in a red paper dust jacket. Gilt lettering and decorations on front cover, book spine, front panel, and dust jacket spine. Covers have minuscule wear to extremities, else pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Dust jacket has a closed tear measuring 1" in upper-right corner of front panel and minuscule wear to extremities, else pristine and intact, not price-clipped. Dust jacket protected in a paper-backed mylar sleeve. One page has a small spot of discoloration on its verso, else pages pristine and intact. Replete with illustrations in black-and-white and color. 112 full-page plates in total, most of which are in color. A feast for the eyes; the perfect book for designers, design students, or any appreciator of design. Beautiful facsimile reprint of Owen Jones's famous folio, _The Grammar of Ornament_. Owen Jones (1809-1874) was a British architect, designer, and design theorist. _The Grammar of Ornament_ was first published in 1856 and is a reference book containing a variety of ornamental designs from different cultures from around the world as well as Jones's definitions of the underlying principles of design. It was Jones's hope that students reading this book would use these designs as inspirations, in conjunction with his design principles, to make their own unique designs instead of merely copying source materials. The following are the chapter titles: "Egyptian Ornament," "Assyrian and Persian Ornament," "Greek Ornament," "Pompeian Ornament," "Roman Ornament," "Byzantine Ornament," "Arabian Ornament," "Turkish Ornament," "Moresque Ornament from the Alhambra," "Persian Ornament," "Indian Ornament," "Hindoo Ornament," "Chinese Ornament," "Celtic Ornament," "Mediaeval Ornament," "Renaissance Ornament," "Elizabethan Ornament," "Italian Ornament," and "Leaves and Flowers from Nature." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.

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