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The Language of Ornament


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The Language of Ornament - Trilling, James
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Ornament, the art of decorative patterning, includes some of the most spectacular creations of human imagination and skill. Although the fashion for unadorned form pushed ornament to the margins of Western taste in the twentieth century, an ornamental revival is now under way. This book introduces the global panorama of ornament and will be of value to crafts people, collectors, and students of art history. Trilling's approach is both visual and historical. With over 200 illustrations, he presents the dazzling variety of ...

The Language of Ornament 2001, Thames & Hudson, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780500203439

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