Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In a wide-ranging and richly illustrated book, the authors begin by tracing the ways ornament has been used over the last five centuries, the rules of decorum and etiquette associated with it, and the social, moral and spiritual values it has represented. They examine how architecture set the agenda for ornament in the Renaissance, and how printed images carried a common vocabulary of ornament throughout the Western world. They survey the personal side of ornament, both in dress and in the domestic interior - a private expression of the self and a public statement of social and cultural status. They look at ornament in the public domain - from the lavish decoration and symbolism of a town pageant to the logos of today's corporate industry - and show how the ever-evolving role of ornament is to invent and embody the collective spirit of communities at work and at leisure. They conclude by discussing how the Western tradition of ornament has responded to and absorbed 'exotic' African and Asian motifs: Moresque motifs of the Near East and such familiar designs as the 'Paisley' and Willow" patterns. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: This wide-ranging surveys the Western tradition of ornament from Renaissance interiors to gypsy caravans to the decoration of airliners. Placing ornamental design in a social context, it traces the various ways ornament has been used, the rules of decorum and etiquette associated with it, and the social, moral and spiritual values that ornament has conveyed and represented through the past five centuries. Michael Snodin and Maurice Howard begin by looking at how an authoritative view of ornament came into being: the objectives implicit in the decoration of architecture from the Renaissance onward and the manner in which printed images conveyed a common vocabulary of ornament all over the Western world. Next they survey how ornament has been used for personal decoration, analyzing how the body was been adorned in dress and jewellery and the place of ornament in the interiors of the home. They then explore the more public side of ornament, discussing the common themes that lie behind the heraldic motifs of religious ceremonies and festivals and the logos adopted by corporations. The authors conclude with an account of the ways the Western tradition of ornament has responded to and absorbed African and Asian motifs.
From Library Journal:
Ornament is often unfairly dismissed as being superfluous embellishment. Yet if we examine the message conveyed by the choice and use of ornament, we can derive a great deal of information about the character of the owner of the house or object. Writing from England, where the meaning and use of ornament have been vigorously studied and debated, art historian Snodin and curator Howard have chosen to start their ramble through ornament at the year 1450, when printed images on paper began to circulate throughout Europe. The interchange of ideas and reworking of classical motifs is a theme the authors pursue over 300 years. Neither a dry history of style nor a dense philosophical treatise, this book is an amiable examination of ornamented jewelry, home furnishings, architecture, and dress. High points include the tattoos of King George V, the origins of paisley patterning, the correct proportions of columns, and triumphal arches constructed of chairs?all given social context that helps us understand the power of ornament as social message.?David McClelland, Philadelphia
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Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good Dust Jacket. Oversize. Very good+ hardcover with very good dust jacket. Binding, boards, text, and illustrations all very good+. Dust jacket has very light shelfwear. A nice copy. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Due to the size/weight of this book it is not available for expedited delivery; extra charges may apply for international shipping. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 205308
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