The Resource The language of ornament, James Trilling

The language of ornament, James Trilling

Label
The language of ornament
Title
The language of ornament
Statement of responsibility
James Trilling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ornament, the art of decorative patterning, has given rise to some of the most spectacular creations of human imagination and skill. Although the modernist emphasis on unadorned form pushed ornament to the margins of Western taste in the twentieth century, an ornamental revival is now under way." "James Trilling presents a variety of ornament from the Paleolithic age to the present day, enabling the reader to appreciate both its inherent beauty and its historical importance, 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. He balances the characteristics of individual styles against their evolution and their role in contacts between cultures, focusing on patterns which have migrated across large stretches of time and space." "The Language of Ornament is a companion and guide to the global panorama of ornament in terms that will be of equal value to craftworkers, collectors and students of art history."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trilling, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK1175
LC item number
.T549 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Décoration et ornement
  • Decoration and ornament
Label
The language of ornament, James Trilling
Link
https://archive.org/details/languageoforname00tril
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-217) 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
Preface -- Introduction : What is ornament? -- Appreciating ornament -- Sketches in art history : the three ages of ornament -- Ornament as a conventional system -- Ornament in the age of modernism
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9780500203439
Lccn
00109244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47996005
  • (OCoLC)ocm47996005
Label
The language of ornament, James Trilling
Link
https://archive.org/details/languageoforname00tril
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-217) 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
Preface -- Introduction : What is ornament? -- Appreciating ornament -- Sketches in art history : the three ages of ornament -- Ornament as a conventional system -- Ornament in the age of modernism
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9780500203439
Lccn
00109244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47996005
  • (OCoLC)ocm47996005

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