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Analysis of ornament: the characteristics of styles: an introduction to the study of the history of ornamental art: being an outline of a course of sixteen lectures on that subject, originally prepared for the Government Schools of Design in the years 1848, 1849, 1850 / Ralph N . Wornum

Ralph Nicholson Wornum

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London: Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly, MDCCCLVI

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112 pages, [26] leaves of plates (1 folded) : illustrations ; 26 cm.


Preface / R. N. Wornum -- Introduction. Ornament -- Chapters I-IV. -- The characteristics of styles -- Chapter V. The styles -- The ancient styles. Eight lectures -- Chapter VI. Egyptian ornament -- Chapter VII. Greek ornament -- Chapter VIII. Roman ornament -- Chapter IX. The decline of ancient art -- Medieval styles. Four lectures -- Chapter X. Byzantine ornament -- Chapter XI. Saracenic ornament -- Chapter XII. Gothic ornament -- The modern or Renaissance styles. Four lectures (The Renaissance or revival ; -- Chapter XIII. -- Chapter XIV. The Renaissance as a style -- Chapter XV. The cinquecento Chapter -- XVI. The Louis quatorze -- Conclusion.


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