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The order of ornament, the structure of style : theoretical foundations of modern art and architecture

Author: Debra Schafter
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the intellectual context in which modernism arose in Central European art, architecture and design.

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Named Person: Owen Jones; John Ruskin; Gottfried Semper
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Debra Schafter
ISBN: 0521791146 9780521791144
OCLC Number: 123159032
Description: xiv, 278 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
Cultural Context: Vienna at the Crossroads --
2. The Order of Ornament in Nineteenth-Century Theories of Style --
John Ruskin and the Representation of Divine Order --
Owen Jones and Natural Structure --
Gottfried Semper and Evidence of Function --
Alois Riegl and the Psychological Disposition --
3. Ornament and Language --
The Language of Architecture --
Ornament as Emblem --
The Formal Sign --
Symbolizing the Creative Process --
The Perceptual Signifier --
4. Visual Evidence --
The Emblematic --
Structural Signs --
Functional Symbols --
Perceptual Stimuli --
Palais Stoclet as Gesamtkunstwerk --
5. Conclusion --
Consequences --
The Subsequent Impact.
Responsibility: Debra Schafter.
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'Shafter illustrates her ideas with some well-chosen examples, particularly from the work of Klimt and Otto Wagner ... there is no doubt that The Order of Ornament marks the debut of a thoughtful and Read more...

 
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