The Grammar of Ornament
Price: 750.00 USD
London: Bernard Quaritch, 1868. 157 pages in text. Folio, 34 x 25 cm. 100 plates, many are brilliant chromolithographs, numerous black and white illustrations in the text. Originally published 1856 in a folio edition this classic work on the history of ornament covers design areas from the earliest time period to date: Primitive, Egyptian, Assyrian/Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arabian, Turkish, Moresque, Indian, Hindoo, Chinese, Celtic, Medieval, Renaissance, Elizabethan, Italian and Leaves and Flowers from Nature. ARNTZEN/RAINWATER P72. "A splendid corpus of historic ornament from all over the world; first produced during the Arts and Crafts movement in England. Illustrates the scientific study of color and theory of the geometric construction of ornament. The beautiful chromolithographs are still used by designers...." Modest surface rubbing, nick backstrip head, chip to free front endpaper, tight, clean copy. Three quarter brown morocco and cloth, marbled endpapers, matching edges. Very good.