Size: 9 x 13 inches
Artist: Owen Jones
About The Poster:
This print is actually a plate that was part of The Grammar of Ornament, conceived by Owen Jones. The Grammar of Ornament was Owen Jones’ design masterpiece, achieving standards of colour printing never seen before. First published in 1856, the book highlighted fabulous patterns, motifs and ornaments in 112 illustrated plates. Each intricate illustration explored design principles behind the architecture, textiles, manuscripts and decorative arts of 19 diverse cultural periods. This particular plate depicted ornaments in an Egyptian style of colors and patterns.
The purpose of such a work was to gather the 'best' examples of decoration in an attempt to encourage designers to follow his lead in examining the underlying principles contained within the broad history of ornament and colors. The Grammar was influential in design schools in the latter half of the nineteenth century, and is still in print today.
About the artist:
Trained as an architect, designer and design theorist, Owen Jones was one of the most influential English tastemakers of the Victorian era. His pioneering studies on colour theory, geometry and form still inspire designers to this day.
The print is unlined and in excellent condition!