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Jones, Owen 1809-1874

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Works: 381 works in 1,203 publications in 10 languages and 9,045 library holdings
Genres: History  Illustrated works  Exhibition catalogs  Biographies  Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Catalogs  Handbooks and manuals  Manuscripts  Biography 
Roles: Author, Binding designer, Illustrator, Illuminator, Other, Printer, Editor, Artist, Dedicatee
Classifications: NK1510, 745.4
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The grammar of ornament by Owen Jones( Book )

188 editions published between 1856 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a digitized facsimile of the 1856 London edition from a copy in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Rochester Institute of Technology; with commentary. Text is searchable and displays may be magnified. Includes supplementary color plates from the 1868 edition
The grammar of ornament : illustrated by examples from various styles of ornament by Owen Jones( Book )

72 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique encyclopedic survey of decorative styles from around the world and across the centuries. Includes over 100 lavish full color plates
The grammar of ornament : all 100 color plataes from the folio edition of the great Victorian sourcebook of historic design by Owen Jones( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautiful and highly influential book, long a classic in its field, includes all 100 original color plates from a rare Victorian edition. Among the nearly 3,000 royalty-free designs are exquisite Greek and Roman borders and mosaics, Celtic designs taken from manuscripts, motifs from medieval paintings and stained glass, and floral patterns from Chinese porcelain
Ancient Spanish ballads : historical and romantic by J. G Lockhart( Book )

27 editions published between 1841 and 1859 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grammar of Chinese ornament : selected from objects in the South Kensington Museum and other collections by Owen Jones( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The illuminated books of the middle ages : an account of the development and progress of the art of illumination, as a distinct branch of pictorial ornamentation, from the IVth. to the XVIIth. centuries by Henry Noel Humphreys( Book )

27 editions published between 1849 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grammar of ornament : the Victorian masterpiece on oriental, primitive, classical, mediaeval and Renaissance design and decorative art by Owen Jones( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1001 illuminated initial letters : 27 full-color plates by Owen Jones( Book )

12 editions published between 1864 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains approximately 40 magnificently embellished individual letters of the alphabet
Chinese design & pattern in full color by Owen Jones( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete "Chinese ornament" : all 100 color plates by Owen Jones( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DOVER PICTORIAL ARCHIVE SERIES; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; PUBLISHER'S NOTE; EXAMPLES OF CHINESE ORNAMENT
The Psalms of David : the great illuminated psalter dedicated to Queen Victoria by Owen Jones( Book )

17 editions published between 1845 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A faithful reproduction of the original 1885 edition"--
The Alhambra by Antonio Fernández Puertas( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grammar of ornament : a visual reference of form and colour in architecture and the decorative arts by Owen Jones( Book )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1856, The Grammar of Ornament remains a design classic. Its inspiration came from pioneering British architect and designer Owen Jones (1809--1874), who produced a comprehensive design treatise for the machine age, lavishly illustrated in vivid chromolithographic color. Jones made detailed observations of decorative arts on his travels in Europe, the Middle East, and in his native London, where he studied objects on display at the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in 1851 and at local museums. His aim was to improve the quality of Western design by changing the habits of Victorian designers, who indiscriminately mixed elements from a wide variety of sources. Jones's resulting study is a comprehensive analysis of styles of ornamental design, presenting key examples ranging from Maori tattoos, Egyptian columns, and Greek borders to Byzantine mosaic, Indian embroidery, and Elizabethan carvings. At once splendidly Victorian and insistently modern, The Grammar of Ornament celebrates objects of beauty from across time periods and continents, and remains an indispensable sourcebook today
Plans, elevations, sections, and details of the Alhambra by Jules Goury( Book )

10 editions published between 1842 and 1845 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lithographs, printed in colours, are highly important in their own right as early experimental examples of the chromolithographic process that was to come to dominate colour reproduction for most of the second half of the nineteenth century. These, allied with the excellent text, add an additional and valuable dimension to this work as an important historical record of this Moorish jewel early in the 19th century, at least twenty years before the first detailed photographic records were made. Owen Jones was the son of a prosperous Welsh furrier. In 1833, Jones, who had been articled to Lewis Vuillamy from 1825-1831, made a tour of the Middle East (including Constantinople and Cairo) painting watercolour landscapes: this sparked his fascination with Islamic buildings. In the following year he made a tour of Spain accompanied by the young French architect Jules Goury, visiting Granada, and the Alhambra in particular. Both were fascinated by the Moorish Palace and they planned to study it in detail. At that time, it was possible for suitable visitors to rent a suite of rooms within the palace itself: Washington Irving had been inspired to write his Tales of the Alhambra whilst staying there in 1829 and following in his footsteps, Jones and Goury stayed at the palace whilst making detailed drawings of the architectural and coloured decorations of the building. Tragically, Goury contracted cholera during his stay, and died on the 28th August, 1834. Owen Jones returned to England with both his and Goury's sketches. He also brought back an enormous number of casts that he and Goury made of the ornaments and mouldings. A note at the beginning of the present work explains that: 'To insure perfect accuracy, an impression of every ornament throughout the palace was taken, either with plaster or with unsized paper. Jones returned to the Alhambra again in 1837 to complete the recording and measuring of a number of aspects of the palace that had remained unfinished at the time of Goury's sudden death. 'On his return with his drawings . Jones apparently had difficulty in finding any printer to undertake the unfamiliar and difficult work of color printing [especially the need of the flat, opaque and accurate colour schemes to reproduce the decorative motifs] . With the promise of some help from Day & Haghe, Jones therefore set up an establishment [in London] training his own workmen and providing his own presses' (Abbey). --abebooks website
Examples of Chinese ornament : selected from objects in the South Kensington Museum and other collections by Owen Jones( Book )

14 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Added title page in colors, with ornamental border
The works of Quintus Horatius Flaccus : illustrated chiefly from the remains of ancient art by Horace( Book )

6 editions published in 1849 in Latin and English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grammatik der Ornamente : illustriert mit Mustern von den verschiedenen Stylarten der Ornamente by Owen Jones( Book )

26 editions published between 1856 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gray's elegy by Thomas Gray( Book )

4 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An apology for the colouring of the Greek Court in the Crystal Palace by Owen Jones( Book )

16 editions published between 1854 and 2016 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description: Jones's apology for the coloring of the Greek Court in the Crystal Palace which, according to many critics, was not historically accurate. Historical and material evidence is put forward to counter this
Art treasures of the United Kingdom ; from the Art Treasures Exhibition, Manchester by J. B Waring( Book )

10 editions published in 1858 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The grammar of ornament : all 100 color plataes from the folio edition of the great Victorian sourcebook of historic design
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The grammar of ornament : illustrated by examples from various styles of ornamentThe grammar of ornament : all 100 color plataes from the folio edition of the great Victorian sourcebook of historic designThe grammar of Chinese ornament : selected from objects in the South Kensington Museum and other collections1001 illuminated initial letters : 27 full-color platesThe complete "Chinese ornament" : all 100 color platesThe AlhambraAn apology for the colouring of the Greek Court in the Crystal Palace
Alternative Names
Jones, Owen 1809-1874

Jones, Owen Carter

Owen Carter Jones

Owen Jones

Owen Jones architecte et décorateur d'intérieur

Owen Jones architecte et décorateur d'intérieur britannique

Owen Jones Architekt und Designer

Owen Jones Brits architect (1809-1874)

Owen Jones pensaer a chynllunydd darluniau a phatrymau addurnol

Оуен Джонс

Оуэн Джонс

אוון ג'ונס

اوون جونز معمار بریتانیایی

أوين جونز مهندس معماري من المملكة المتحدة

존스, 오웬 1809-1874

オーウェン・ジョーンズ (建築家)

ジョーンズ, オーウェン

ジョーンズ, オーウェン 1809-1874

歐文·瓊斯 (建築師)

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