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Riassunto: The Grammar of Ornament is by any standards a remarkable book. When it was first published in 1856, it was the first time that so many illustrations of ornament, of many periods and from many countries, had ever been shown in color in one work. It was the concept of Owen Jones (1808–74), a young Welsh architect, who at the age of twenty-three went on his grand tour to visit Turkey, Egypt, Sicily, and Spain. In Granada he became fascinated by the Alhambra Palace, in which at that time visitors could actually choose their own suites of room and take up residence. Jones made detailed drawings of the Palace, and in August 1834, he returned to England carrying not only his drawings, but also an enormous number of casts: "To ensure perfect accuracy, an impression of every ornament throughout the palace was taken, either in plaster or with unsized paper, the low relief of the ornaments of the Alhambra rendering them peculiarly susceptible of this process."
Jones’ aim was not to produce general artistic views, but to provide scientific accuracy in making an exact and detailed record of ornaments and colored decorations consisting largely of flat bright colors in geometric patterns. He could not find any printer in London able to meet his requirements; with the help of lithographic printers Day and Haghe he set up his own lithographic press and trained his own workmen at his own expense, having to sell part of the Welsh estate left him by his father to pay the costs of printing. Jones’ first book, Plans, Details, and Sections of the Alhambra, was the first of many projects leading toward his magnum opus, The Grammar of Ornament.
Commentary by Ruari McLean.
From the Publisher: Imaged from the Cary Collection of the Rochester Institute of Technology
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Descrizione libro Hardback published by Parkgate Books, 1997. In very good condition with dustwrapper. This is a very heavy book and will incur extra postal and packing charges. [Ref: PB]. Codice libro della libreria 328006
Descrizione libro Collins & Brown, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Includes dust jacket. The dust jacket is a little tatty and torn. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0007469327
Descrizione libro Parkgate, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 1855853787. Codice libro della libreria 618358
Descrizione libro Parkgate Books, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Large format book in very good condition in a very good dustjacket, with some wear and rubbing. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions. Profusely illustrated throughout. 272 pages. Will incur extra overseas postage; please enquire for rates. Codice libro della libreria 8507
Descrizione libro U.S.A.: Parkgate, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Burgundy cloth hardcover, 9" x 12". Previous owner's bookplate on the inside front cover and dedication on the title page. "A comprehensive encyclopedia of decorative styles, from the stone age through to the Victorian era. First published in 1856." 272 pages. Codice libro della libreria 002521
Descrizione libro Parkgate Books, London, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. first published in 1856 this sourcebook remains as important today as it was then, it is a comprehensive encyclopedia of decorative styles from the stone age to the Victorian period, contains over 100 full color plates, an excellent sourcebook for artists, designers and architects. hard cover volume in very good condition, the dust jacket shows very minor edge wear. Design. Codice libro della libreria 1849
Descrizione libro Parkgate, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P021855853787
Descrizione libro Mar 01, 1999. Condizione libro: gebraucht; wie neu. ungebraucht. Codice libro della libreria 43-8-20
Descrizione libro Parkgate, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P111855853787
Descrizione libro Parkgate, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: 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. Codice libro della libreria 1610040088