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Architect, decorator and teacher, Owen Jones supervised work at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London and his decoration of the Crystal Palace was unanimously acclaimed. His work, "The Grammar of Ornament," was first published in 1856 and is still an indispensable reference tool. Its encyclopedic approach offers a unique vision of the decorative styles throughout time. "The Grammar of Ornament" is a treatise of the most significant forms of ornamental motifs. Organized in twenty chapters, each with an introductary text, these plates were compiled by Owen Jones, assisted by his students, from museum documents and existing historical and scientific publications. Its extremely varied illustrations make "The Grammar of Ornament" essential to the history of decorative arts.
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Imaged from the Cary Collection of the Rochester Institute of TechnologyAbout the Author:
Owen Jones was an architect and designer who taught at the South Kensington School of Design, London, during the 1850s and served as joint architect of the Great Exhibition of 1851. The following year he was appointed Director of Decorations for the new Crystal Palace exhibition in Sydenham, south London. The Grammar of Ornament, his legacy to designers, quickly acquired the status of a classic. He died in 1874. Iain Zaczek, who has contributed the commentaries, is an art historian who graduated from Wadham College, Oxford University, and the Courtauld Institute, London. He has written on a wide variety of topics, but his special interest is in nineteenth-century art. He is the author of The Essential William Morris, The Essential Art Deco, and The Art of Illuminated Manuscripts.
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Book Description Parkgate, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111855853787
Book Description Parkgate, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Hardcover and dust jacket. Fine binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. Seller Inventory # 1610040088
Book Description Parkgate, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1855853787
Book Description Parkgate Books Ltd., London, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Reprint Edition.. 272 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. ART. Owen Jones' masterwork The Grammar of Ornament remains as important and indispensable a sourcebook today as it was in 1856 when it was first published. It is a unique encyclopedic survey of decorative styles from around the world and across the centuries, from India and China to Egypt and Persia, and from Stone Age to Victorian and Medieval to Renaissance. This edition comprises over 100 lavish full color plates, each illustrating a number of different styles from panels and borders, columns and capitals, illuminated manuscripts and ceramics. A lucid explanatory text describes the uses and development of each pattern and the part it played in the culture as a whole. (Key Words: Owen Jones, Michael Snowdin, Design, Decorative Art, Illuminated Manuscripts, Ornaments, Decorations). book. Seller Inventory # 48801X1