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The Grammar of Ornament


Price: £9.99


By Owen Jones, Joint designer at the Great Exhibition and Director of Decorations at the Crystal Palace exhibition building, Sydenham.

First published in 1856, this re-issue includes the complete text and fine artworks from the original book. All styles of ornamental decoration are covered: Egyptian, Persian, Greek, Roman, Indian, Chinese. It also contains the Manifesto of Design that inspired design greats like William Morris and Frank Lloyd Wright.

504 pages paperback over 2,350 illustrations

In the re-erecting of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham, Jones - along with his friend Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt - undertook the design and furnishing of the Fine Arts Courts.