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|Named Person:||Owen Jones|
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|Description:||xi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm|
|Contents:||Nineteenth-century designers and the ancient world --
First impressions: ancient Egypt as a source of inspiration for design --
Antiquity as a vehicle for design reform: the fine arts courts at the Crystal Palace --
The first chapter in the story of art: the Egyptian court at the Crystal Palace --
An essay on ornament and colour: the many messages of the Egyptian court --
Contexts of viewing: a visit to the Crystal Palace --
'Harmonious patchwork' and 'gingerbread toy': learned appraisals of the fine arts courts --
'A book bound in gold and colour' and 'accessory of an agreeable lounge': popular views of the fine arts courts --
The legacy of the Egyptian court: impacts on scholarly thought --
Conclusion: 'This Egyptian wonderland': designing ancient Egypt.