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Ornament : a modern perspective

Author: James Trilling
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
This text is a wide-ranging consideration of the cultural and symbolic significance of ornament, its rejection by modernism and its subsequent reinvention. Trilling explains how ornament works, why it has to be explained and why it matters.

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Trilling
ISBN: 0295981482 9780295981482
OCLC Number: 46472239
Notes: "A Samuel and Althea Stroum book."
Description: xxi, 265 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: How Ornament Works --
How Ornament Evolves --
From Function to Meaning: In Search of Universals --
Ornament, Meaning, Symbol: In Search of Specifics --
Modernism and the Rejection of Ornament --
The Revolution That Never Happened --
The Flight from Enchantment: Moral and Religious Objections to Ornament --
Anxieties of Industry: Social and Economic Objections to Ornament --
Modernism and the Rebirth of Ornament.
Responsibility: James Trilling.
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