The World of Ornament


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Discover a world of decorative ideas with this compendium of history’s most elegant patterns and ornamental designs.

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Author David Batterham, Auguste Racinet, Auguste Dupont-Auberville
Publisher Taschen
Binding Hardcover, with jacket
Number of pages 528
Height (cm) 37.2
Width (cm) 24.5
Thickness (cm) 5
Weight (kg) 4.3
Language English, German, French
Released date 02/2018
ISBN 9783836571272

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Multilingual Edition: German, English, French!

The World of Ornament brings together the two greatest encyclopedic collections of ornament of the 19th century: Auguste Racinet’s L’Ornement polychrome Volumes I and II (1875–1888) and Auguste Dupont-Auberville’s L’Ornement des tissus (1877) to provide one lavish source book spanning jewelry, tile, stained glass, illuminated manuscript, textile, and ceramic ornament.

Encompassing classical, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Asian and Middle Eastern, as well as European designs from medieval times through the 19th century, this compilation of cultures and aesthetics offers a primary reference for artists, historians, designers, and patternmakers, and anyone engaged in decorative design and impact.

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