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Ornament--8,000 years : an illustrated handbook of motifs, Eva Wilson

Label
Ornament--8,000 years : an illustrated handbook of motifs
Title
Ornament--8,000 years
Title remainder
an illustrated handbook of motifs
Statement of responsibility
Eva Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Discusses the history and symbolism associated with nine groupings of decorative motifs, including spirals, animals, plants, and geometrical constructions
Related
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Eva
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK1530
LC item number
.W56 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Ornament
  • Bildband
Label
Ornament--8,000 years : an illustrated handbook of motifs, Eva Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Spirals, scrolls, meanders and key patterns. Spirals, scrolls and meandering motifs in the art of neolithic farming communities. Spirals and scrolls in Mediterranean Bronze Age art. Spirals and scrolls in the European and Scandinavian Bronze Age. Meander and key patterns in Greek and Roman decoration. The swastika and other 'rotating' motifs -- 2. Animals and mythological and imaginary creatures as motifs in ornament. The bull, the lion, and other real or imaginary creatures in the art of the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean. Motifs from mythology and legend in Greek and Roman decorative art. A new style of ornament with animal motifs in northern Europe. The signs of the zodiac, bestiaries, fables and heraldry. The taotie mask and the dragon-like kui motifs in Bronze Age China. The 'animal style' in the art of the nomadic cattle herders on the Eurasian steppes. The Chinese dragon, 'phoenix' and Dog of Fo. The animal art of the 'Chilkat dancing blanket'
  • 3. Three motifs from ancient Egypt: the lotus, the papyrus and the lily. The Egyptian lotus motif. The papyrus motif. The 'lily of the South' motif. Egyptian plant-like motifs in the art of the ancient Near East and the Aegean. The lotus motif in Greece. The egg-and-dart mouldings of the Ionic order -- 4. The palmette. Rising lobes and supporting spirals: the Minoan contribution? The palmette in Greek, Etruscan and Roman art -- 5. Leaf borders, leaf scrolls and the acanthus. Laurel, olive, vine and other realistic leaf borders in Greek ornament. The vine scroll and the tree in Christian art. The acanthus. The all-purpose leaf in the East and the 'arabesque' -- 6. The Indian lotus. The Indian lotus motif in Buddhist art. The Chinese flower scroll and the fantastic flower of Islam -- 7. The Celtic scroll. The Celtic scroll motif in Continental Europe. The Celtic scroll motif in the British Isles. The revival of Celtic art in Ireland -- 8. The rosette and intersecting circles motif
  • The Rosette and star motif in the ancient Near East -- 9. Twists, plaits, interlace and geometrical constructions. Geometrical constructions as a basis for ornament. Motifs based on geometrical constructions and interlace in Roman, early Christian and Medieval art. Geometric interlace in Islamic art. The interlacing and geometrical art of the Kuba. Notes on the illustrations
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9780810932609
Lccn
93048252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29548138
  • (OCoLC)ocm29548138
Label
Ornament--8,000 years : an illustrated handbook of motifs, Eva Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Spirals, scrolls, meanders and key patterns. Spirals, scrolls and meandering motifs in the art of neolithic farming communities. Spirals and scrolls in Mediterranean Bronze Age art. Spirals and scrolls in the European and Scandinavian Bronze Age. Meander and key patterns in Greek and Roman decoration. The swastika and other 'rotating' motifs -- 2. Animals and mythological and imaginary creatures as motifs in ornament. The bull, the lion, and other real or imaginary creatures in the art of the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean. Motifs from mythology and legend in Greek and Roman decorative art. A new style of ornament with animal motifs in northern Europe. The signs of the zodiac, bestiaries, fables and heraldry. The taotie mask and the dragon-like kui motifs in Bronze Age China. The 'animal style' in the art of the nomadic cattle herders on the Eurasian steppes. The Chinese dragon, 'phoenix' and Dog of Fo. The animal art of the 'Chilkat dancing blanket'
  • 3. Three motifs from ancient Egypt: the lotus, the papyrus and the lily. The Egyptian lotus motif. The papyrus motif. The 'lily of the South' motif. Egyptian plant-like motifs in the art of the ancient Near East and the Aegean. The lotus motif in Greece. The egg-and-dart mouldings of the Ionic order -- 4. The palmette. Rising lobes and supporting spirals: the Minoan contribution? The palmette in Greek, Etruscan and Roman art -- 5. Leaf borders, leaf scrolls and the acanthus. Laurel, olive, vine and other realistic leaf borders in Greek ornament. The vine scroll and the tree in Christian art. The acanthus. The all-purpose leaf in the East and the 'arabesque' -- 6. The Indian lotus. The Indian lotus motif in Buddhist art. The Chinese flower scroll and the fantastic flower of Islam -- 7. The Celtic scroll. The Celtic scroll motif in Continental Europe. The Celtic scroll motif in the British Isles. The revival of Celtic art in Ireland -- 8. The rosette and intersecting circles motif
  • The Rosette and star motif in the ancient Near East -- 9. Twists, plaits, interlace and geometrical constructions. Geometrical constructions as a basis for ornament. Motifs based on geometrical constructions and interlace in Roman, early Christian and Medieval art. Geometric interlace in Islamic art. The interlacing and geometrical art of the Kuba. Notes on the illustrations
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9780810932609
Lccn
93048252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29548138
  • (OCoLC)ocm29548138

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