A set of three original 1868 chromolithographs from Owen Jones' Grammar of Ornament. The plates are in very fine condition and much better than the photographs. They are described in great detail, all of which will accompany the plates. The set is complete. These chromolithographs are a perfect acquisition for the serious collector, any person of Turkish birth commemorating a rich history, or the interior designer with discerning clients.
This is the Bible of ornamentation. Jones sets forth his 37 principles of design. He endeavours to establish four main facts, the first of which says, "That whenever any style of ornament commands universal attention, it will always be found to be in accordance with the laws which regulate the distribution of form in nature."
"The architecture of the Turks, as seen at Constantinople, is in all its structural features mainly based upon the early Byzantine monuments...."
I will be adding, over the next few weeks, all 20 sets shown in this wonderful book which was completely disbound when I acquired it.
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