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Encyclopedia of Ornament: Color in the Decorative Arts

Racinet, A.

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ISBN 10: 0517662973 / ISBN 13: 9780517662977
Published by Portland, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Originally published in 1873 by Henry Sotheran and Co., London, under the title Polychromatic Ornament. This is the original 1988 reprint. Book condition is NEAR FINE with very slight edgewear and an inscription on page following end papers. The DJ is Good with very small tears and chips. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000212

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Title: Encyclopedia of Ornament: Color in the ...

Publisher: Portland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: First Thus

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More than 2000 examples of ancient, oriental, medieval and later ornaments are faithfully reproduced in this beautiful book. With one hundred full-color plates it presents a uniquely valuable collection of ornamental designs, from the spiritualistic and essentially symbolic art of the ancient Egyptians to the sensual, extravagant, and highly mannered compositions of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The large format pages contain extensive examples of the decorative arts from various media. The coverage is global, and includes Assyrian, Ancient Greek, Etruscan, Greco-Roman, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Indian, Arabian, Byzantine, and Celtic ornamentation. A large part of the book details the arts of the Renaissance and the following centuries. This material is presented chronologically rather than ethnologically; therefore as the specific qualities and characteristics of the epoch represented are identified and discussed, one is able to discern the evolution of ornament by perio

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