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*The Grammar Of Ornament

A classic text analysing a remarkable collection of styles of ornamental architecture.
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Dimensions 16.5 x 14cm
No. of Pages 504
SKU 02065465

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Updated 19 May 2020

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Product story

First published in 1856, The Grammar of Ornament remains a classic, inspired by the pioneering architect and designer Owen Jones whose observations of decorative art in Europe and the Near East were employed to improve the poor quality of British design. This resulting study is a comprehensive analysis of a remarkable collection of styles of ornamental style from Ancient Egypt to Renaissance Italy. With sumptuous illustrations, its detailed survey of individual cultures, and its manifesto of 'General principles' it offered guidance to the designers of the future, inspiring great figures such as William Morris and Frank Lloyd Wright.