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The ornament wanted but one charm, which was the peculiar feature of the Egyptian ornament, symbolism. This the religion of the Moors forbade; but the want was more than supplied by the inscriptions, which, addressing themselves to the eye by their outward beauty, at once excited the intellect by the involutions, and delighted the imagination when and the music of their composition.

To this feeling must be ascribed the tattooing of the human face and body, resorted to by the savage to increase the expression by which he seeks to strike terror on his enemies or rivals, or to create what appears to him a new beauty. The tattooing on the head which we introduce from the Museum at Chester is very remarkable, as showing that in this very barbarous practice the principles of the very highest ornamental art are manifest, every line upon the face is the best adapted to develop the natural features.

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Name required. Mail hidden required. Some thumbing, soiling, pencil orink marks. Damp stains throughout. Chipped tissue guard over plate Chipped top corners p. Chipped bottom corner on tissue guard for plate Remains a beautiful book despite being well used. More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. Binding sturdy. Dampstaining throughout interior edges, otherwise pgs very clean. More information about this seller Contact this seller 8.

Maroon cloth, gilt-stamped lettering on spine, original gilt-stamped front panel. Short, closed tear in front panel and next page. Ex Lib with the usual markings. Lightly rubbed on edges and corners. Interior tight and unmarked. Seller Inventory ABE More information about this seller Contact this seller 9. Condition: Fair-Good. Original gilt-stamped burgundy cloth, with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Beveled edges.

The grammar of ornament

All edges gilt. Chromolithographic title page. When it was first published in , 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 , a young Welsh architect, who at the age of twenty-three went on his grand tour to visit Turkey, Egypt, Sicily, and Spain.


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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 , 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.

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.

This striking volume is complete with its chromolithographic plates. Head of spine and upper front joint torn. Offsetting on endpapers.

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Minor age-toning along paper margin. More information about this seller Contact this seller Published by Bernard Quaritch About this Item: Bernard Quaritch, Condition: Used: Acceptable. Good binding and cover. Rebound in later cloth. Library book palte.

The Grammar of Ornament

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Condition: vg to fine. Stitched blue leather ring binder portfolio with handwritten label on cover. Title page printed in red an black with publisher's device plus chromolithographic title page. All text pages and plates are expertly separated and placed into plastic portfolio sleeves, chromolithographs ready to be framed. Missing 11 plates. Some plates with light wear along edges, not affecting images. Plates in overall very good to fine condition. Published by Day and Son About this Item: Day and Son, No jacket.

This is a second printing. Originally a softcover edition, with a glued permanent binding, this has been finely rebound in a stitched binding. Published by London: Bernard Quaritch. Brecksville, OH, U. About this Item: London: Bernard Quaritch. Original maroon cloth with gilt titling on spine and front cover; all edges gilt.

Spine ends and cover corners show light wear. There is a library shelf number on lower spine in white ink, and an inked number on the reverse of the title page, but no other library markings. The fly leafs have been replaced. This book is a classic example of chromolithographic printing.

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The Quaritch reprints reproduce the colors with startling clarity. Weight is 8. Postage is extra on this item. From: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. Folio, 34 x 25 cm. Illustrates the scientific study of color and theory of the geometric construction of ornament. The beautiful chromolithographs are still used by designers.

Three quarter brown morocco and cloth, marbled endpapers, matching edges. Very good. Published by Day and Son, Limited, London Second Edition. Second edition. A stunning example of chromolithography cataloguing ornamentation throughout history. Published by Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly About this Item: Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly, Condition: Used: Very Good. Gilt ruled.

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Clean, unmarked pages. Chromolithographic plates. Early owner's signatures on title. Owen Jones was a London-born architect and designer of Welsh descent. A versatile architect and designer, he was also one of the most influential design theorists of the nineteenth century.

Free Download: Illustration from The Grammar of Ornament (1910) by Owen Jones

He helped pioneer modern color theory, and his theories on flat patterning and ornament still resonate with contemporary designers today. The first 19 chapters presented key examples of ornament from a number of sources which were diverse both historically and geographically - notably examining the Middle East in the chapters on Arabian, Turkish, Moresque Alhambra and Persian ornament. The final chapter, titled "Leaves and Flowers from Nature" acknowledged that "in the best periods of art, all ornament was based upon an observation of the principles which regulate the arrangement of form in nature" and that "true art consists of idealising, and not copying, the forms of nature".

Christopher Dresser, Owen Jones' most well-known protege, contributed one of the plates in this final chapter, and he was concurrently presenting theories on natural-form ornament in his famous botanical lectures at the Government School of Design in the mids. In The Grammar of Ornament, Jones gathered together these samples of ornament as the best examples of decoration in an attempt to encourage designers to follow his lead in examining the underlying principles contained within the broad history of ornament and polychromy.

Rebound in modern Moroccan burgundy leather. Gilt spine. Fine binding and cover. Condition: Used: Good.

Rebound in modern burgundy leather. Ornante gilt boards. Preforated library stamp to title page. Plates trimmed close to headings. Soiling and stray pencil marks to pages and plates.