Victorian Sourcebook of Medieval Decoration

Plate V. ELABORATE PATTERNS FOR THE LOWER PORTIONS OF WALLS,
EXECUTED IN RICH COLOURS ON LIGHT GROUNDS. The four designs on this
Plate present the most elaborate treatments which the severity of the brick pattern
 ...

Author: William Audsley

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486268347

Category: Design

Page: 36

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Meticulously reproduced motifs from rare 1882 edition, with informative introduction and notes on original plates. Diaper patterns, medallions for ornamental devices, pillars and arch moldings, bands and borders, floral and foliated designs, alphabets, illuminated initials, much more. Royalty-free designs ideal for visual inspiration or immediate practical use. Introduction. Notes.

Abstraction in Medieval Art

Colour as Subject Vincent Debiais Abstract This chapter considers the use of
plain colours in medieval manuscripts and wall paintings ... because they lack '
patterns' or 'motifs', they cannot be studied as manifestations of medieval
ornament.

Author: Elina Gertsman

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048542677

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

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Abstraction haunts medieval art, both withdrawing figuration and suggesting elusive presence. How does it make or destroy meaning in the process? Does it suggest the failure of figuration, the faltering of iconography? Does medieval abstraction function because it is imperfect, incomplete, and uncorrected-and therefore cognitively, visually demanding? Is it, conversely, precisely about perfection? To what extent is the abstract predicated on theorization of the unrepresentable and imperceptible? Does medieval abstraction pit aesthetics against metaphysics, or does it enrich it, or frame it, or both? Essays in this collection explore these and other questions that coalesce around three broad themes: medieval abstraction as the untethering of image from what it purports to represent, abstraction as a vehicle for signification, and abstraction as a form of figuration. Contributors approach the concept of medieval abstraction from a multitude of perspectives-formal, semiotic, iconographic, material, phenomenological, epistemological.

Victorian Sourcebook of Medieval Decoration

Meticulously reproduced motifs from rare 1882 edition. Diaper patterns, moldings, bands and borders, floral and foliate designs, illuminated initials, much more. Royalty-free. Introduction. Notes.

Author: W. Audsley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486155536

Category: Design

Page: 64

View: 614

Meticulously reproduced motifs from rare 1882 edition. Diaper patterns, moldings, bands and borders, floral and foliate designs, illuminated initials, much more. Royalty-free. Introduction. Notes.

The Grammar of Ornament

Jones himself set up in business as a color printer, swiftly gaining a name for
lavishly illustrated gift books. Some of these—the Home Illuminated Diary and
Calendar (1845), for example—made use of images from medieval manuscripts.

Author: Owen Jones

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691172064

Category: Architecture

Page: 496

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First published in 1856, The Grammar of Ornament remains a design classic. Its inspiration came from pioneering British architect and designer Owen Jones (1809–1874), who produced a comprehensive design treatise for the machine age, lavishly illustrated in vivid chromolithographic color. Jones made detailed observations of decorative arts on his travels in Europe, the Middle East, and in his native London, where he studied objects on display at the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in 1851 and at local museums. His aim was to improve the quality of Western design by changing the habits of Victorian designers, who indiscriminately mixed elements from a wide variety of sources. Jones’s resulting study is a comprehensive analysis of styles of ornamental design, presenting key examples ranging from Maori tattoos, Egyptian columns, and Greek borders to Byzantine mosaic, Indian embroidery, and Elizabethan carvings. At once splendidly Victorian and insistently modern, The Grammar of Ornament celebrates objects of beauty from across time periods and continents, and remains an indispensable sourcebook today.

Ornament

His Glossary of Ecclesiastical Ornament ( 1844 ) , containing many brilliantly
coloured paraphrases of medieval decoration , helped to popularize
conventional design . In The True Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture (
1841 ) , he ...

Author: Stuart Durant

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 607

Beautifully produced with an exceptional amount of illustration, "Ornament" documents the remarkable variety of decoration produced since the Industrial Revolution. This illustrated survey of decoration is unique; no recent work has ever attempted to capture such an extraordinary breadth of theme and variations. Each chapter of "Ornament "is devoted to a particular style with discussions ranging from the rise of nineteenth-century Encyclopedism, to Gothic Revival, to Orientalism, to the Arts & Crafts Movement, to Modernism, and beyond. Many of the illustrations presented here have been reproduced from rarely published sources or original works. Included as well are over 200 biographies of influential designers and surely the most complete bibliography ever likely to be published on the subject. "Ornament "provides an unrivaled source work for designers. It makes an instant claim as the essential reference for readers with an interest in decoration and design.


Decoration and Illustration in Medieval English Manuscripts

The initials of this workshop are characterised by blue and brown - pink colour
and extensive use of white for highlighting the leaves and stems . 11 The blocks
of ornament found in the initial extensions in the de Brailes manuscripts (
PLATES ...

Author: A. S. G. Edwards

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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This volume includes contributions from international scholars on topics such as: political imagery in the Bohun manuscripts; images of the vernacular in the Taymouth Hours; and iconography and design in National Library of Wales manuscript 15536, the Sherbrooke Missal.

Encyclopedia of Interior Design

Whether or not the colours used and the formalised motifs based on nature were
accurate reconstructions of medieval decoration may be open to question, but
Viollet-le-Duc claimed he was following precedents in, for example, deciding ...

Author: Joanna Banham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136787585

Category: Architecture

Page: 1600

View: 251

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Medieval Ornament from the 9th to the 16th Century

Pillars and arch - mouldings . This plate shows four medieval arch - mouldings ,
four capitals , four bases , four plinths and four strings . 25. Rich colours on gold .
Two patterns represent the rich shaft decoration in La Sainte - Chapelle , Paris .

Author:

Publisher: Smithmark Pub

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 48

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The Civil engineer and architect s journal

In the early periods they were the founder's initials , the monogram I. H. S. , and
like devices , mostly plain . ... Cathedral , the space between the arches has
simply a trefoil that is a ground which has no other colour than the preon an
upright stem . ... For four illustrations are example , a flower with petals rounded
at the apex is not well That medieval ornaments are designed in conformity with
adapted for a ...

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Medieval Manuscripts

The half - page headpieces ( Khoran ) consist of geometrical and foliate
ornaments and birch drawn in red , blue and black ink , with a similar full - length
marginal ornament on the coloured paper . The first line of the text consists of
large bird ...

Author: Kay Sutton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval

Page: 201

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Life in Medieval England

Apart from the stained glass they are far more sober in appearance , for the
twentieth century , almost as much as the nineteenth , tends to condemn
medieval decoration as garish and tasteless , and to look upon the shining ,
clashing colours ...

Author: John Joseph Bagley

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford [1960]

ISBN:

Category: England

Page: 175

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Designed to give the reader a general impression of life in a castle, village town, or monastery during the different centuries of medieval times in England.


Studies in Medieval Islamic Architecture

If , as seems likely , this use of colour was general throughout the mosque , all
other decoration would have shrunk to a subordinate position . The analysis of
the decoration in its present state inevitably gives , therefore , a one - sided
picture of ...

Author: Robert Hillenbrand

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 556

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Professor Hillenbrand has written extensively over the last 25 years on Islamic architecture from Spain to India and from the 7th to the 20th century. He has paid consistent attention to the architecture of Iran. This illustrated volume provides additional notes on studies in medieval Islamic architecture.

Society and Culture in Medieval India 1206 1707

There are references in Padmavat and Sursagar that Hindu women wore Saris of
different colours 25 Rich women had their ... The wearing of ornaments on almost
every limb from head to foot was a special weakness of the feminine sex in ...

Author: M. P. Srivastava

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: India

Page: 219

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The Athen um

London : I. Baillière , Publisher , 219 , Regent - street , and 990 , or , a Lover's
Adventures in Louisiana . ... The characters are living , colours ) , Medieval
Decorations for the Person , Helmets of various breathing men and women , and
the tale ...

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The Building News and Engineering Journal

The coloured here by him - but now we look around in vain to is a romance about
the feeling for Gothic art in designs on those shafts and niches are perfectly find a
trace of it . Those who ... The work of greatest genuine medieval ornament .

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Category: Architecture

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The Homiletic quarterly afterw magazine

FROM MEDIEVAL ORNAMENT . These Copies are Adapted from specimens of
various styles of ornament , and are specially suitable for class teaching . THE
COLOUR makes the copy attractive to children , enables them to distinguish the
form more readily , and induces a habit , so useful to ... The history of each
Church is given in as few words as possible , its exact position , and the time of its
services .

Author: Homiletic magazine

Publisher:

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Society and Government in Medieval India

But in course of time , the warrior class developed a taste for non - vegetarian
dishes . ... Everyone had a weakness for ornaments and a large variety of them
with or without precious stones and made of ... and Kshatriyas used highly
precious clothes , bright in colour and embroidered with gold and silver in
delicate designs .

Author: Awadh Bihari Pandey

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: India

Page: 297

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