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Owen Carter Jones (1809–1874)

Author of The Grammar of Ornament

Owen Carter Jones is Owen Jones (1). For other authors named Owen Jones, see the disambiguation page.

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Canonical name
Jones, Owen Carter
Legal name
Jones, Owen Carter
Other names
Jones, Owen
Jones, Owen C.
Birthdate
1809-02-15
Date of death
1874-04-19
Gender
male
Nationality
UK
Birthplace
London, England, UK
Place of death
London, England, UK
Places of residence
London, England, UK
Education
Royal Academy Schools
Charterhouse
Occupations
architect
designer
Short biography
Welsh architect (1809-1874)

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First published in 1856, this (thankfully) unabridged reprint was a wonderful resource of the history of the decorative arts in textiles, architecture, and culturally-related ornamentation. The quality of illustrated artwork is of the highest standard and a delight to peruse on its own. Though reflective of a 19th-century aesthetic, the author covers ornamentation going back centuries, inclusive of diverse societies. Highly recommended for any reader with historical design interests as well as discovering an astute evaluation of the muddling in late Victorian designs and buildings.… (more)
 
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SandyAMcPherson | 6 other reviews | Feb 21, 2024 |
Expect some nomenclature of the era, but the ornament itself is lovely.
 
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wetdryvac | 6 other reviews | Mar 2, 2021 |
The illuminated letters in this volume by the great Victorian designer Owen Jones, many taken from an illustrated edition of The Psalms of David, represent popular alphabet motifs that have been copied by artists and designers for more than a century throughout Europe and North America.
Each page of this versatile archive contains approximately 40 magnificently embellished individual letters of the alphabet. (There's also an additional page of equally attractive Arabic and Roman numerals.) Foliated and filigreed designs - ranging from small to large, simple to spectacular - display the meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail that have become synonymous with Victorian design.
Commercial artists, graphic designers, and craftspeople will find this elegant and versatile treasury of copyright-free decorative letters an excellent and indispensable sourcebook for graphic projects calling for old-fashioned Victorian charm.
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riselibrary_CSUC | 1 other review | Jun 22, 2020 |
Full color illustrations on glossy paper, but many are too small to be of much use.
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deckla | Jun 8, 2018 |

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