The Grammar of Ornament
Posted by Scott
A nice plate from Owen Jone’s 1856 "The Grammar of Ornament". I really like this original version best; I have the new version which is not quite as vibrant. I hear there is a "professional artist" edition on CD-ROM which is supposed to be truer to the original.
Via Eric Gjerde‘s Flickr
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Erik says:December 18, 2007 at 4:56 pm
wow that is really interesting. you can see where m.c. escher got his inspiration
mojo says:January 17, 2008 at 1:22 am
whoa! i had to do a project in one of my design classes 3 months ago using a pattern from this book. the first thing it reminded me of was your work. the patterns look very similar to your backgrounds and layering. the pattern i chose is actually on this chinese ornament page! by the way, A on the project, heck yes.
ME says:November 9, 2009 at 12:02 pm
1st & 4th pattern is not china… This is Mongolian Pattern