General principles – The grammar of ornament

Owen Jones (1809-1874) wrote down 37 propositions in his book The grammar of ornament. He called them: "GENERAL PRINCIPLES IN THE ARRANGEMENT OF FORM AND COLOUR, IN ARCHITECTURE AND THE DECORATIVE ARTS (...)" So here are some of these principles which I think are still relevant: Proposition 2. Architecture is the material expression of the... Continue Reading →

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