The Art of Adornment: Design - Fashion - Art

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Gibbs Smith, Jul 20, 2011 - Design - 80 pages

the art of ADORNMENT


Adornment originated in the fourteenth century as the action of making someone or something attractive by adding decoration.

It is also those details in design that create evocative rooms, intriguing structures, and beautiful landscapes. The Art of Adornment is lavishly illustrated with design patterns and "adorned" with quotes about design, fashion, and art. It's the perfect gift for anyone who understands that "the gods are in the details."

Each of the arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish, and grace life is under the patronage of a muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them. --RALPH WALDO EMERSON


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