The Language of Ornament (World of Art)
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An excellent introduction. A Customer I have researched and used ornament from various cultures and time periods to incorporate it into my woodblock prints.This book is truly informative. It is a clear introduction on the use and history of ornament and an good explanation of why it partially disappeared in the 20th century (or mutated . Five Stars Bernadette Puleo Lots of interesting concepts and arguments about ornament. Fascinating.. Five Stars j campbell Loved this book - perfect introduction to the topic!
Individual styles and patterns are traced through their evolution and interaction between cultures through trade, conquest and religious influences.. An impressive variety of ornament from the paleolithic age to the present day enables the reader to appreciate both its inherent form and beauty. An introduction to the art of decorative patterning, of equal value to craftworkers, collectors and students of art history. Trilling analyzes the historical importance of ornament across the world, 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
. James Trilling taught at the Rhode Island School of Design before he became a fulltime independent scholar. He is the author Ornament: A Modern Perspective has written extensively on Byzantine art
The Language of Ornament, a visual and historical study with 246 illustrations (68 in color), begins in the Paleolithic era (an English hand-ax) and ends with Matisse and a back-to-the-future look at one of the oldest forms of ornament: tattoos. From Publishers Weekly Although the ornamental has, in mainstream art-history circles, become "acceptable again" after long-running modernist attacks, its "rehabilitation is far from complete," laments James Trilling (Ornament), former curator at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. Trilling's unabashed apologia for the beleaguered art form will speed its recovery. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.