The World of Ornament


by David Batterham

Why we have selected this book:

A colourful and bright edition, which compiles two excellent editions of the 19th century, dedicated to ornaments. From the ancient culture and the Ancient Egypt to the Middle Ages, from Asia and the Middle East to the European eclectics: this edition is a valuable guide and an inexhaustible source of information and inspiration.

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Book Overview from the Publisher:

Teeming with tapestries, manuscript illuminations, carpets, and tiles, this far-reaching compendium brings together the two greatest 19th-century catalogues of ornament into one indispensable reference book. Encompassing designs from medieval times through to the 19th century, in styles as diverse as Egyptian, Etruscan, or Middle Eastern, this Bibliotheca Universalis edition is dedicated to decoration.

Discover a world of decorative ideas with this compendium of history’s most elegant patterns and ornamental designs.

The World of Ornament brings together the two greatest encyclopedic collections of ornament of the 19th century: Auguste Racinet’s L’Ornement polychrome Volumes I and II (1875–1888) and Auguste Dupont-Auberville’s L’Ornement des tissus (1877) to provide one lavish source book spanning jewelry, tile, stained glass, illuminated manuscript, textile, and ceramic ornament.

Encompassing classical, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Asian and Middle Eastern, as well as European designs from medieval times through the 19th century, this compilation of cultures and aesthetics offers a primary reference for artists, historians, designers, and patternmakers, and anyone engaged in decorative design and impact.

This book is brought by Taschen, ISBN 9783836556255

Additional information

Weight 1.19 kg
Dimensions 4.8 × 14 × 19.5 cm









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