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The grammar of ornament

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This edition was published in by Bernard Quaritch in London.

Written in English

157 pages

In the nineteenth century, a series of colorful and beautifully designed books containing patterns were produced that aspired to be encyclopedic by examining ornament from a variety of cultures and historic periods. Owen Jones's 1856 book, The Grammar of Ornament, was the first to systematically analyze ornamental art from different eras. Jones, a noted British designer and architect, created the grammar to educate designers. His book stressed the need for a vigorous study of historic styles in preparation for an ornamental language suitable to the new industrial age. Jones and his assistants developed all the designs for the book by drawing on patterns from all over the world, including non-Western cultures. In addition to providing unprecedented information, the book is clearly one of the nineteenth century's great monuments of chromolithographic printing.
(Van Dyk, Stephen. Rare Books. London ; New York : Scala Publishers in association with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Smithsonian Institution, 2001.)

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The Grammar of Ornament
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The Grammar of Ornament
Oct 15, 2018, Franklin Classics
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The Grammar of Ornament
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Grammar Of Ornament: Illustrated By Examples From Various Styles Of Ornament
March 2004, Diane Pub Co
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The Grammar of Ornament
April 18, 2001, DK ADULT
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The grammar of ornament: illustrated by examples from various styles of ornament
2001, Dorling Kindersley Pub.
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Grammar of Ornament
March 1999, Collins & Brown
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The Grammar of ornament: Illustrated by examples from various styles of ornament
1997, Barnes & Noble Books
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Grammar of Ornament
December 1995, Smithmark Publishers
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Grammar of Ornament: A Monumental Work of Art
March 1989, Pub Marketing Service
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Grammar Of Ornament
September 27, 1988, Gramercy
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The Grammar of Ornament
1988, Jensen
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THE GRAMMAR OF ORNAMENT.
1987, Omega
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The grammar of ornament
1986, Studio Editions
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The grammar of ornament: illustrated by examples from various styles of ornament
1986, Studio Editions
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The Grammar of Ornament
July 1982, Van Nostrand Reinhold
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The grammar of ornament
1973, J.W. Bouton
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The grammar of ornament.
1972, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co.
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The grammar of ornament.
1968, Quaritch
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The grammar of ornament.
1910, Bernard Quaritch
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The grammar of ornament
1910, B. Quaritch
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The grammar of ornament: one hundred and twelve plates.
1910, Bernard Quaritch
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The grammar of ornament
1910, B. Quaritch
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The grammar of ornament
1868, Bernard Quaritch
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The grammar of ornament
1868, B. Quaritch
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The grammar of ornament
1865, Day and Son
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Grammar of ornament: Plates
1856, Day & Son
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Grammar of ornament: Plates
1856, Day & Son
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The grammar of ornament
1856, Day and Son
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Grammar of ornament: Plates
1856, Day & Son
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Grammar of ornament: Plates
1856, Day & Son
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Grammar of ornament: Plates
1856, Day & Son
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The grammar of ornament: Illustrated by examples from various styles of ornament. One hundred and twelve plates.
1856, Published by Day and Son, Ltd, Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields
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The grammar of ornament
1856, Day and Son
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The grammar of ornament
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1856, Day and Son
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The grammar of ornament

First published in 1856



Work Description

This highly influential book, long a classic in its field, includes all 100 original color plates from a rare Victorian edition. Among the nearly 3,000 royalty-free designs are exquisite Greek and Roman borders and mosaics, Celtic designs taken from manuscripts, motifs from medieval paintings and stained glass, and floral patterns from Chinese porcelain.

The grammar of ornament

This edition was published in by Bernard Quaritch in London.


Edition Description

In the nineteenth century, a series of colorful and beautifully designed books containing patterns were produced that aspired to be encyclopedic by examining ornament from a variety of cultures and historic periods. Owen Jones's 1856 book, The Grammar of Ornament, was the first to systematically analyze ornamental art from different eras. Jones, a noted British designer and architect, created the grammar to educate designers. His book stressed the need for a vigorous study of historic styles in preparation for an ornamental language suitable to the new industrial age. Jones and his assistants developed all the designs for the book by drawing on patterns from all over the world, including non-Western cultures. In addition to providing unprecedented information, the book is clearly one of the nineteenth century's great monuments of chromolithographic printing.
(Van Dyk, Stephen. Rare Books. London ; New York : Scala Publishers in association with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Smithsonian Institution, 2001.)

Edition Notes

Genre
Decorative Arts, Pattern Book

The Physical Object

Pagination
[2], 157, [1] p., C [i.e. 112] leaves of plates :
Number of pages
157
Dimensions
35 cm

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OL23302081M
Internet Archive
grammarofornamen00joneuoft

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