The World of Ornament

The World of Ornament




Frederic Church used plate designs from Owen Jones’ seminal publication The Grammar of Ornament  on several place on the house including the dining Room Cornice and the big Amber Window in the Court Hall.  He also used other books on Persian architecture and ornament as basis for other designs both inside and outside the house.

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.

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 1.5 x 9 in
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