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The Grammar of Ornament

Owen Jones

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ISBN 10: 1445566230 / ISBN 13: 9781445566238
Published by Deutsch Press
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Paperback. 172 pages. Dimensions: 8.3in. x 5.4in. x 0.5in.This classic book is considered the definitive source book on ornamental motifs collected from every corner of the globe. Containing over 2, 000 original engravings complete with informative and insightful descriptions, this wonderful book is a must-have for enthusiasts of ethnographic art and also constitutes a handy reference for those working in jewellery, fashion, interior design or textiles. Providing insights into the history and modern popularity of these ethnographic patterns, this book is informative and beautiful in equal measures, making it a lovely addition to any discerning bookshelf. Originally published in 1856, this rare book has been chosen for republication due to its cultural and education value, and is proudly republished here with a new introductory biography of its author. Owen Jones (15 1809 1874) was an English-born Welsh architect, hailed as one of the most influential design theorists of the nineteenth century. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781445566238

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Title: The Grammar of Ornament

Publisher: Deutsch Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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This classic book is considered the definitive guide to ornamental design. Containing over 2,000 original engravings complete with informative and insightful descriptions, this wonderful book is a must-have for enthusiasts of ethnographic art, and constitutes an invaluable tool for those working in jewellery, fashion, interior design, or textiles. Providing insights into the history and modern popularity of these ethnographic patterns, this book is informative and beautiful in equal measures, making it a great addition to collections of allied literature. Owen Jones (1809 - 1874) was an English-born Welsh architect who is considered to be one of the most influential design theorists of the nineteenth century. Originally published in 1856, this book has been chosen for republication due to its cultural and educational value. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

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This CD is the first reprinting of the complete folio edition since it was originally released in 1856. The text is live, and can be searched and copied freely from the book. All of the book's text, illustrations and graphic files are Royalty-Free and can be used for any application by the buyer. The CD will run on PC's under Windows 3.1, 3.11, 95 and NT, and on Mac and Power Mac under System 7.0 or later.

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