Owen Jones' Chinese Ornament CD-ROM and Book

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Courier Corporation, 2008 - Design - 48 pages
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Owen Jones (1809-1874) was one of the most admired designers and architects of nineteenth century England. His monumental work, Examples of Chinese Ornaments Selected from Objects in the South Kensington Museum and Other Collections, is not only one of the most beautiful books on the decorative arts ever published, it stands as a definitive presentation of Chinese ornamentation and design. Now, the very best illustrations from Jones' prized edition have been meticulously hand-picked and gathered here in this sumptuous collection. Over 170 full-color designs offer a wide selection of florals, birds, and other motifs, each carefully reproduced from superb examples of porcelain and cloisonné. Affordably priced and of the highest quality, here is a valuable addition to the libraries of artists and designers as well as a versatile source of inspiration for crafters working in decoupage, textiles, needlework, wallpaper designs, and more. This book includes a CD-ROM containing 175 royalty-free images saved in high-quality JPEG format.

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Owen Jones was an architect and designer who taught at the South Kensington School of Design, London, during the 1850s and served as joint architect of the Great Exhibition of 1851. The following year he was appointed Director of Decorations for the new Crystal Palace exhibition in Sydenham, south London. The Grammar of Ornament, his legacy to designers, quickly acquired the status of a classic. He died in 1874. Iain Zaczek, who has contributed the commentaries, is an art historian who graduated from Wadham College, Oxford University, and the Courtauld Institute, London. He has written on a wide variety of topics, but his special interest is in nineteenth-century art. He is the author of The Essential William Morris, The Essential Art Deco, and The Art of Illuminated Manuscripts.

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