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The nature of ornament

Door Kent Bloomer

The nature of ornament
RubriekAlgemeen Architectuur & Bouwkunde
TitelThe nature of ornament. Rhythm and Metamorphosis in Architecture
AuteurBloomer, Kent
BoektypeGebonden hardcover met stofomslag
Jaar van uitgave2000
UitgeverijW.W. Norton & Company, New York
SamenvattingThe purpose of ornament-to articulate a realm of the imagination-is as important as it is misunderstood. Kent Bloomer, an outstanding sculptor and ornamenter whose work adorns the Harold Washington Library, Chicago, Reagan National Airport, Washington, DC, and other buildings, maintains that ornament is neither pure art in the contemporary sense of the word nor mere decoration, but rather a category unto itself, with its own unique language. He describes the key elements of ornament, rhythm and metamorphosis, and shows their application in such figures as the foliated scroll. Illustrated with the author's evocative line drawings and photographs of ornament from ancient Greece to the modern cityscape, the book is a hymn to the riches of architectural ornament.
Staat van het boekGoed — Dedication on first free endpaper; cut in dust jacket repaired
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