A wonderful compilation of designs used by art history students and designers as a reference for ancient civilization's art, architecture, and fashion. Racinet's work along with text by Owen Jones The Grammar of Ornament is one of the great ornament books of the age, they influenced design through the first two decades of the 20th century.
The Grammar of Ornament, 1856
Owen Jones wrote various articles and gave many lectures on architecture and design. He therefore decided to publish with Auguste Ranciet, The Grammar of Ornament' as a summary of his design theories. It would act as a collection of the 'best' examples of ornament and decoration from other cultures and other periods. This collection of polychromes include 15th, 16th and 17th century borders, dividers, decorative elements, tiles and patterns.
L' Ornament Polychrome
Sheet size: 16.25 x 11.25 inches.
Text Page Included