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Author : James Trilling
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Page : 306 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Decoration and ornament
ISBN : 0295981482

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Ornament by James Trilling Pdf

What is ornament?, Modernism and the rejection or ornament, are principals part of this interesting book with a lot of illustrations and notes that the author making with excelent precaution.

The Language of Ornament

Author : James Trilling
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2001-01-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0500203431

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An introduction to the art of decorative patterning, of equal value to craftworkers, collectors and students of art history. Trilling analyzes the historical importance of ornament across the world, whether in the monumental architecture of Mycenean Greece or the inlaid vessels of Zhou Dynasty China, in the bronze mirrors of early Celtic Britain, or the carved and woven ornament of Native Americans. An impressive variety of ornament from the paleolithic age to the present day enables the reader to appreciate both its inherent form and beauty. Individual styles and patterns are traced through their evolution and interaction between cultures through trade, conquest and religious influences.

Ornament and Figure in Graeco-Roman Art

Author : Nikolaus Dietrich,Michael Squire
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Page : 434 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2018-03-19
Category : Art
ISBN : 9783110468830

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Ornament and Figure in Graeco-Roman Art by Nikolaus Dietrich,Michael Squire Pdf

How does ‘decoration’ work? What are the relations between ‘figurative’ and ‘ornamental’ modes? And how do such modern western distinctions relate to other critical traditions? While these questions have been much debated among art historians, our book offers an ancient visual cultural perspective. On the one hand, we argue, Greek and Roman materials have proved instrumental in shaping modern assumptions. On the other hand, those ideologies are fundamentally removed from ancient ideas: an ancient perspective can therefore shed light on larger aesthetic debates about what images are – or indeed what they should be. This anthology of specially commissioned essays explores a variety of case studies (both literary and art historical alike): it discusses materials from across the ancient Mediterranean, and from Geometric art all the way through to late antiquity; the book also tackles questions of ‘figure’ and ‘ornament’ in relation to different media – including painting, free-standing statues, relief sculpture, mosaics and architecture. A particular feature of the volume lies in bringing together different national academic traditions, building a bridge between formalist approaches and broader cultural historical perspectives.

Histories of Ornament

Author : Gülru Necipoğlu,Alina Payne
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 464 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2016-03-08
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780691167282

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Histories of Ornament by Gülru Necipoğlu,Alina Payne Pdf

This lavishly illustrated volume is the first major global history of ornament from the Middle Ages to today. Crossing historical and geographical boundaries in unprecedented ways and considering the role of ornament in both art and architecture, Histories of Ornament offers a nuanced examination that integrates medieval, Renaissance, baroque, and modern Euroamerican traditions with their Islamic, Indian, Chinese, and Mesoamerican counterparts. At a time when ornament has re-emerged in architectural practice and is a topic of growing interest to art and architectural historians, the book reveals how the long history of ornament illuminates its global resurgence today. Organized by thematic sections on the significance, influence, and role of ornament, the book addresses ornament's current revival in architecture, its historiography and theories, its transcontinental mobility in medieval and early modern Europe and the Middle East, and its place in the context of industrialization and modernism. Throughout, Histories of Ornament emphasizes the portability and politics of ornament, figuration versus abstraction, cross-cultural dialogues, and the constant negotiation of local and global traditions. Featuring original essays by more than two dozen scholars from around the world, this authoritative and wide-ranging book provides an indispensable reference on the histories of ornament in a global context. Contributors include: Michele Bacci (Fribourg University); Anna Contadini (University of London); Thomas B. F. Cummins (Harvard); Chanchal Dadlani (Wake Forest); Daniela del Pesco (Universita degli Studi Roma Tre); Vittoria Di Palma (USC); Anne Dunlop (University of Melbourne); Marzia Faietti (University of Bologna); María Judith Feliciano (independent scholar); Finbarr Barry Flood (NYU); Jonathan Hay (NYU); Christopher P. Heuer (Clark Art); Rémi Labrusse (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense); Gülru Necipoğlu (Harvard); Marco Rosario Nobile (University of Palermo); Oya Pancaroğlu (Bosphorus University); Spyros Papapetros (Princeton); Alina Payne (Harvard); Antoine Picon (Harvard); David Pullins (Harvard); Jennifer L. Roberts (Harvard); David J. Roxburgh (Harvard); Hashim Sarkis (MIT); Robin Schuldenfrei (Courtauld); Avinoam Shalem (Columbia); and Gerhard Wolf (KHI, Florence).

Ornament, Fantasy, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century French Literature

Author : Rae Beth Gordon
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 308 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2014-07-14
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781400862665

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Ornament, Fantasy, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century French Literature by Rae Beth Gordon Pdf

In this examination of the role of ornament in nineteenth-century French literature, Rae Beth Gordon shows that ornament, far from being a simple accessory, raises problems that are at the very heart of aesthetic experience: limits and their transgression, illusion and seduction, pleasure and tension, harmony and confusion, excess and marginality. After placing texts by Nerval, Gautier, Mallarm, Huysmans, and Rachilde within the context of the history and techniques of the decorative arts, she reveals in these works the powerful role played by decorative figurations of syntax, diction, and composition. Gordon's detailed textual analyses yield spatial parallels with specific ornamental configurations (interlace, arabesque, decorative frame, horror vacui, trompe l'oeil). These patterns are then studied in relation to a dynamics of desire. Ornament, taken as the site of desire and illuminated by the theories of Charcot, Clrambault, Freud, Winnicott, and Lacan, highlights important differences between romanticism, symbolism, and decadence. Not only does the author relate ornament to artistic representations of the sublime, the grotesque, and hysteria, but she also reveals that the function of ornament in literature anticipated psychiatric and aesthetic research on decorative form in the fin de sicle. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Ornament and European Modernism

Author : Loretta Vandi
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 198 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2017-09-22
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781351668583

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Ornament and European Modernism by Loretta Vandi Pdf

These in-depth, historical, and critical essays study the meaning of ornament, the role it played in the formation of modernism, and its theoretical importance between the mid-nineteenth century and the late twentieth century in England and Germany. Ranging from Owen Jones to Ernst Gombrich through Gottfried Semper, Alois Riegl, August Schmarsow, Wilhelm Worringer, Adolf Loos, Henry van de Velde, and Hermann Muthesius, the contributors show how artistic theories are deeply related to the art practice of their own times, and how ornament is imbued with historical and social meaning.

Charles Robert Cockerell, Architect in Time

Author : Dr Anne Bordeleau
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2014-09-28
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781472407085

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Charles Robert Cockerell, Architect in Time by Dr Anne Bordeleau Pdf

Speed, acceleration and rapid change characterize our world, and as we design and construct buildings that are to last at least a few decades and sometimes even centuries, how can architecture continue to act as an important cultural signifier? Focusing on how an important nineteenth-century architect addressed the already shifting relation between architecture, time and history, this book offers insights on issues still relevant today-the struggle between imitation and innovation, the definition (or rejection) of aesthetic experience, the grounds of architectural judgment (who decides and how), or fundamentally, how to act (i.e. build) when there is no longer a single grand narrative but a plurality of possible histories. Six drawings provide the foundation of an itinerary through Charles Robert Cockerell’s conception of architecture, and into the depths of drawings and buildings. Born in England in 1788, Cockerell sketched as a Grand Tourist, he charted architectural history as Royal Academy Professor, he drew to build, to exhibit, to understand the past and to learn from it, publishing his last work in 1860, three years before his death. Under our scrutiny, his drawings become thresholds into the nineteenth century, windows into the architect’s conception of architecture and time, complex documents of past and projected constructions, great examples that reveal a kinetic approach to ornamentation, and the depth of architectural representation.

The Language of Ornament

Author : Christopher Dresser
Publisher : Gramercy
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 1988-08-01
Category : Decoration and ornament
ISBN : 051766464X

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Surveys ornamental designs and motifs culled from various cultures and eras and reinterpreted in the Victorian age

Ornament and Order

Author : Rafael Schacter
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 377 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2016-05-13
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781317084990

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Over the last forty years, graffiti and street-art have become a global phenomenon within the visual arts. Whilst they have increasingly been taken seriously by the art establishment (or perhaps the art market), their academic and popular examination still remains within old debates which argue over whether these acts are vandalism or art, and which examine the role of graffiti in gang culture and in terms of visual pollution. Based on an in-depth ethnographic study working with some of the world’s most influential Independent Public Artists, this book takes a completely new approach. Placing these illicit aesthetic practices within a broader historical, political, and aesthetic context, it argues that they are in fact both intrinsically ornamental (working within a classic architectonic framework), as well as innately ordered (within a highly ritualized, performative structure). Rather than disharmonic, destructive forms, rather than ones solely working within the dynamics of the market, these insurgent images are seen to reface rather than deface the city, operating within a modality of contemporary civic ritual. The book is divided into two main sections, Ornament and Order. Ornament focuses upon the physical artifacts themselves, the various meanings these public artists ascribe to their images as well as the tensions and communicative schemata emerging out of their material form. Using two very different understandings of political action, it places these illicit icons within the wider theoretical debate over the public sphere that they materially re-present. Order is focused more closely on the ephemeral trace of these spatial acts, the explicitly performative, practice-based elements of their aesthetic production. Exploring thematics such as carnival and play, risk and creativity, it tracks how the very residue of this cultural production structures and shapes the socio-ethico guidelines of these artists’ lifeworlds.

Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy

Author : Denis Robert McNamara
Publisher : LiturgyTrainingPublications
Page : 242 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Catholic church buildings
ISBN : 9781595250278

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The Understanding of Ornament in the Italian Renaissance

Author : Clare Lapraik Guest
Publisher : BRILL
Page : 708 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2015-11-16
Category : History
ISBN : 9789004302082

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The Understanding of Ornament in the Italian Renaissance by Clare Lapraik Guest Pdf

In this paradigm changing study of art and thought from antiquity to the Italian Renaissance Clare Lapraik Guest re-evaluates the central role and theoretical dignity of ornament in pre-modern art and literature.

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Author : Graeme Brooker,Lois Weinthal
Publisher : A&C Black
Page : 809 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2013-10-24
Category : Design
ISBN : 9781472539045

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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design by Graeme Brooker,Lois Weinthal Pdf

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.

Symmetry, Ornament and Modularity

Author : Slavik Vlado Jablan
Publisher : World Scientific
Page : 344 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2002-08-13
Category : Mathematics
ISBN : 9789814488068

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Symmetry, Ornament and Modularity by Slavik Vlado Jablan Pdf

This book discusses the origins of ornamental art — illustrated by the oldest examples, dating mostly from the paleolithic and neolithic ages, and considered from the theory-of-symmetry point of view. Because of its multidisciplinary nature, it will interest a wide range of readers: mathematicians, artists, art historians, architects, psychologists, and anthropologists. The book represents the complete analysis of plane symmetry structures, so it can be used by artists as a guide to the creation of new symmetry patterns. Some parts of the contents (such as Chapter 4, about conformal symmetry, and Chapter 6, about modularity in art) give the reader an opportunity to develop computer programs for producing images illustrating the corresponding symmetry forms. Contents:Theory of Isometric Symmetry Groups in E2 and Ornamental ArtSimilarity Symmetry in E2Conformal Symmetry in E2\{O}The Theory of Symmetry and Ornamental ArtModularity in Art Readership: Mathematicians, psychologists, anthropologists, architects, artists and art historians. Keywords:Reviews:“In Jablan's book one finds more than one normally expects from the title … In a nutshell one finds, so to say, all: an algebraic and a geometric characterization, Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, discrete and continuous transformations, graphs and tiling, classification, presentation and notation.”Zentralblatt MATH

Projective Ornament

Author : Claude Bragdon
Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
Page : 97 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2005-11-01
Category : Design
ISBN : 9781596053861

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"Modern architecture, except on its engineering side, has not yet found itself." So stated Claude Bragdon in this 1915 book. An architect himself-and one of the most fascinating thinkers of the early 20th century-Bragdon here blames the urban disconnect from the natural world for the dearth of ornamentation to rival ancient civilizations, which drew inspiration from nature. As an alternative, Bragdon offers geometry as an appropriately modern, scientific inducement to ornament, and delves into the mystical mathematics of magic lines and magic squares, of tesseracts and hyperspheres, demonstrating their beauty and grace. Complete with charming line drawings of historical architecture and new, geometrically playful forms, this is a book artists and beauty-seekers today will continue to find provocative. Other works by Bragdon available from Cosimo Classics: Yoga for You, The Eternal Poles, Four-Dimensional Vistas, The Beautiful Necessity, Architecture and Democracy, Episodes from An Unwritten History, and A Primer of Higher Space (The Fourth Dimension). American architect, stage designer, and writer CLAUDE FAYETTE BRAGDON (1866-1946) helped found the Rochester Architectural Club, in the city where he made his greatest mark as a building designer with structures including Rochester Central Station, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the First Universalist Church; he also designed Peterborough Bridge in Ontario. In later life, Bragdon worked on Broadway as scenic designer for 1930s productions of Cyrano de Bergerac and Hamlet, among others.

Language of the Snakes

Author : Andrew Ollett
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 324 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2017-10-10
Category : History
ISBN : 9780520968813

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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit to learn more. Language of the Snakes traces the history of the Prakrit language as a literary phenomenon, starting from its cultivation in courts of the Deccan in the first centuries of the common era. Although little studied today, Prakrit was an important vector of the kavya movement and once joined Sanskrit at the apex of classical Indian literary culture. The opposition between Prakrit and Sanskrit was at the center of an enduring “language order” in India, a set of ways of thinking about, naming, classifying, representing, and ultimately using languages. As a language of classical literature that nevertheless retained its associations with more demotic language practices, Prakrit both embodies major cultural tensions—between high and low, transregional and regional, cosmopolitan and vernacular—and provides a unique perspective onto the history of literature and culture in South Asia.