1982 1st Edition ORNAMENTALISM by Jensen & Conway
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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Books: References: Fine Art: Pre 1990: Item # 604228
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This extravagantly illustrated hardcover volume discusses the return of ornamentation to modern design -- which continued with a bang, eventually making Post-Modernism a household word.
Authors Robert Jensen & Patricia Conway could certainly spot an emerging trend. No wonder their book (subitled "The New Decorativeness In Architecture & Design") has become a classic, used for teaching and cited in connection with art exhibitions. It includes 485 photographs, 309 in full color, plus 35 architectural drawings, and runs to 297 pages. There are sections on Architecture & Ineriors; The Decorative Crafats; Furnishings & Lighting; and Patterning, Decoration & Usable Art.
Condition of this book is very good. Its contents are clear and tight, with no inscriptions or other marks. (Since it's often used as a text, markings are sadly common on lower-priced copies.)The dust jacket does show wear and a short rip on the back. Underneath, there's slight discoloration along the blue binding's outer edges.
Published at $40 by Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., ORNAMENTALISM has long been out of print. Measuring 10 x 10 inches, it's very heavy for its size.
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