|描述：||xi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm|
|内容：||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.
In the 19th century, designers became involved in the public presentation of the past. A crucial figure in this movement was the designer and architect Owen Jones (1809-1874). This book focuses on Jones' Egyptian Court, which produced a fundamental shift in the way Egyptian art was understood in the second half of the 19th century.