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The Grammar of Ornament

The Grammar of Ornament

by Owen Jones

Gardners Books, 2001. Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$10.00
Faces in Stone: Architectural Sculpture in New York City

Faces in Stone: Architectural Sculpture in New York City

by King, Robert Arthur

NY: W.W. Norton, 2008. First edition. Oblong octavo. 144 pp; 250 b/w photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a new, unused copy. A delightful collection of quirky faces and figures that appear on New York City buildings, most built during the years between the Civil War and World War I. Designed for entrances, around doorways, on cornices, and in lobbies, they include beautiful women's faces, frightening grotesques, and natural elements such as acanthus leaves, vines, and flowers.. First... Read more
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$20.00
Black Africa vol 2

Black Africa vol 2

by Hageney

Black Africa vol 2 by Hageney, Belvedere, paperback, '90, nearly 80 large plates in both black and white and color, book shows African folklore transformed into graphic design.
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$19.96
Methode de Composition Ornementale

Methode de Composition Ornementale

by GRASSET, Eugene

Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts. hardcover. very good. 2 volumes. Volume 1: Elements Rectilignes; Volume 2: Elements Courbes. Profusely illustrated in black & white + 12 full page color plates. Folio, green cloth (soiled & rubbed). Rubricated title. Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, ca. 1900. First Edition. Scarce. A good copy. One of the founders of the Art Deco movement. With the ownership signature of art histrian Meyer Schapiro in each volume.
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$1,250.00
Over the Door: The Ornamental Stonework of New York

Over the Door: The Ornamental Stonework of New York

by Yang, John

NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 1995. First edition. Small octavo. 171 pp; profuse b/w photographs. Black cloth with embossed lettering on cover & spine in dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket shows minor scuffing.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.
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$20.00
The Grammar of Ornament

The Grammar of Ornament

by Jones, Owen

London: Bernard Quaritch, 1928. 1928 Bernard Quaritch Reprint. Hardcover. Good. Thick quarto [34 cm] Red cloth over boards with lettering and decorative ornamentation in gilt on the backstrip and front board, and blind ruled borders on the front and back board. All edges gilt. The extremities are worn (with fraying), and there are a couple of moisture rings on the front board. The hinges have been reinforced. The front pastedown has a previous owner's name (dated 1930). Plate 38 is absent. Plate 63 is... Read more
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$200.00
Design Book of Gibitz Mariska

Design Book of Gibitz Mariska

by Mariska, Gibitz

Hungary. Paper laid on boards. Good. Oblong folio, measuring 16 by 10.5 inches, or 41 by 27 cm. N.d. Circa early 20th century. 27 original watercolor patterns or designs by Gibitz Mariska, and most of the leaves are signed by him. Nothing is known of Mariska, but from these drawings of ornament and design it is clear he was a talented designer, and his eclecticism captured the catholic, and sophisticated tastes that prevailed in fin-de-siecle Central Europe prior to the devastation, moral and... Read more
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$1,500.00
La Decoration Arabe: Decors Muraux, Plafonds, Mosaiques, Dallages, Boiseries, Vitraux, Etoffes, Tapis, Reliures, Faiences, Ornaments Divers

La Decoration Arabe: Decors Muraux, Plafonds, Mosaiques, Dallages, Boiseries, Vitraux, Etoffes, Tapis, Reliures, Faiences, Ornaments Divers

by PRISSE D'AVENNES, Emile

Paris: Savoy, 1885. First. hardcover. very good(+). Extraits du Grande Ouvrage L'Art Arabe de Prisse d'Avesnes [sic]. Choisis, classes et arranges par les editeurs. Half title, title, and 4pp list Beautifully illustrated with 110 numbered plates (actually 98 as the 12 double-page plates are counted as two), 87 of which are vivid chromolithographs. Folio, leather backed mottled boards with gilt-lettered spine (boards rubbed ; inner front hinge repaired; interior quite clean). Paris: J. Savoy... Read more
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$3,000.00
[ANTIQUARIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY / ORNAMENT]. Les maitres ornemanistes. Dessinateurs, peintres, architectes, sculpteurs et graveurs. Ecoles Francaise, - Italienne, - Allemande et des Pays-Bas (Flamande & Hollandaise)

[ANTIQUARIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY / ORNAMENT]. Les maitres ornemanistes. Dessinateurs, peintres, architectes, sculpteurs et graveurs. Ecoles Francaise, - Italienne, - Allemande et des Pays-Bas (Flamande & Hollandaise)

by Guilmard, Desire

Paris: E. Plon, 1881. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very good. Two vols. in one. Large thick quarto: xvi, 560 pp.; [vi],180 plates. Bound in very sturdy and handsome contemporary red half morocco over red cloth boards, rebacked with original spine laid down, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. First edition of the indispensable bibliography of ornament from the 16th to the 18th century, featuring artists from France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. There are two volumes in one; in our copy the... Read more
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$750.00
Grammar of Ornament: A Monumental Work of Art

Grammar of Ornament: A Monumental Work of Art

by Jones, Owen

Studio Editions. Very Good in Very Good dustjacket; 9.5 x 13.5 Hardback in dustjacket in . Very Good condition. 1982. Hardcover. Illustrated by 112 plates mostly in color.; Reprint of this classic text. ; 13.31 X 9.61 X 1.65 inches; 380 pp. .
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$30.00
The Grammar of Ornament.

The Grammar of Ornament.

by Jones, Owen

London: Bernard Quaritch, 1928. Folio, pp. [ii], 128 + decorative title-page and 111 other colour plates. Original red cloth, front board and spine blocked in gilt. Neatly recased, spine just slightly sunned. First published 1856, this is the third Quaritch edition (a straight reprint of the 1910 version) of Owen Jones's magisterial and astonishingly-illustrated compilation of ornament and design from around the world. An attractive copy of a book often heavily used.
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£250.00
Plants of 1917 vol 3 Summer 1

Plants of 1917 vol 3 Summer 1

by Hageney

Plants of 1917 vol 3 Summer 1 by Hageney, Belvedere, ppr, '85, 30 large color plates from a set of 5 Japanese Folding Books printed with wooden blocks on special rice paper with up to 15 colors.
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$19.96
Graphic Flower vol 1

Graphic Flower vol 1

by Hageney

Graphic Flower vol 1 by Hageney, Belvedere, ppr, '84, 80 large black and white and color plates, patterns in this volume derived from a collection of original dress fabrics, created and produced between the years 1930 and 1960.
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$19.96
Graphic Flower vol 2

Graphic Flower vol 2

by Hageney

Graphic Flower vol 2 by Hageney, Belvedere, ppr, '84, 80 large black and white and color plates, patterns in this volume derived from a collection of original dress fabrics, created and produced between the years 1930 and 1960.
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$19.96
Tableau de calligraphie

Tableau de calligraphie

by SEITZ, Johann Baptist (1786-1859)

Munich: Anton Dreer, 1816. Large folio engraved broadsheet (775 x 590 mm.) of calligraphic samples, with five engraved vignettes. Thick wove paper, deckle edges. Fine condition.*** A splendid calligraphic sample, beautifully preserved. The imprint states that it was "composed, engraved and published by J. B. Seitz." Seitz was an engraver for the Royal Bavarian Bureau of Statistics and Topography (Königlichen Bayrischen Statistisch-Topographischen Bureau), which was responsible for the... Read more
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$3,750.00
The Grammar of Ornament

The Grammar of Ornament

by Jones, Owen

London: Bernard Quaritch, 1868. Hardcover. Three quarter brown morocco and cloth, marbled endpapers, matching edges. Very good. 157 pages in text. Folio, 34 x 25 cm. 112 plates, many are brilliant chromolithographs, numerous black and white illustrations in the text. Originally published 1856 in a folio edition this classic work on the history of ornament covers design areas from the earliest time period to date: Primitive, Egyptian, Assyrian/Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arabian, Turkish,... Read more
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$700.00
L'Ornement Polychrome: Cent Planches en Couleurs Or et Argent Contenant Environ 2,000 Motifs de Tous les Styles Art Ancien et Asiatique Moyen Age Renaissance, XVII et XVIII Siecle

L'Ornement Polychrome: Cent Planches en Couleurs Or et Argent Contenant Environ 2,000 Motifs de Tous les Styles Art Ancien et Asiatique Moyen Age Renaissance, XVII et XVIII Siecle

by Racinet, M. A

Paris: Firmin-Didot & Cie, 1888. Third edition. Ring_bound. g+ to vg. Folio. (2) 60, 100pp, 100 chromolithographic color plates. Stitched brown leather ring binder portfolio with handwritten label on cover. Title page printed in red an black with publisher's device. All text pages and plates are separated and placed into plastic portfolio sleeves, ready to be framed. One hundred chromolithographs loose in portfolio, with gold and silver highlights, of approximately 2,000 motifs in various Ancient and... Read more
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$450.00
The Grammar of Ornament

The Grammar of Ornament

by Owen Jones

Bernard Quaritch, 1868-01-01. 3rd. Hardcover. Acceptable. 157 pages : illustrations, 111 plates ; Height: 13 3/4 in. (35 cm). Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Rebound in later cloth. Library book plate. FEP has a torn corner. Library stamps on blank side of plates. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.
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$382.20
The Grammar of Ornament : All 100 Color Plates from the Folio Edition of the Great Victorian Sourcebook of Historic Design

The Grammar of Ornament : All 100 Color Plates from the Folio Edition of the Great Victorian Sourcebook of Historic Design

by Owen Jones

Dover Publications, Incorporated, 1987. Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$7.32
The Creation of the Rococo Decorative Style

The Creation of the Rococo Decorative Style

by Kimball, Fiske

NY: Dover, 1980. Reprint of original 1943 edition. Quarto. 242 pp; 274 b/w plates; index. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; two corners with minor bends. The basic pioneer work on the Rococo style with special attention to its creation during the last years of Louis XIV and the Regency period. In Kimball's book, two neglected artists, Pierre Lepautre and Francois-Antoine Vasse emerge as two of the most original contributors to the Rococo style. The plates depict ceilings, mirrors, doors,... Read more
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$25.00
Student's Design Notebook plus Additional Watercolored Designs on Separate Sheets

Student's Design Notebook plus Additional Watercolored Designs on Separate Sheets

by Lebrun, S

Hardcover. Cloth spine. Marbled paper pasted onto boards. . Good. Well executed, impressive assortment of designs done by a capable, advanced French student. N.d., circa 1900. Folio, 35.5 by 22.5 cm. Notebook with 41 pages of content, plus 21 loose sheets with watercolored designs, filling out pen-and-ink or penciled outlining. Notebook pages ruled vertically down middle, with French descriptive text on left, designs described on right. 28 pages of the notebook have more or less fully realized... Read more
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$975.00
Schriftornament (Islamic designs)

Schriftornament (Islamic designs)

by Capeller,L. M. K

1946. Schriftornament (Islamic designs) by L. M. K. Capeller, Kunsttechnishe Hand-Bucher nr. 4, Art Technical Hand Books #4, Verlag Kinst und Schule, Munchen, circa 1946, paperback, covers loose, text in German includes pages 7 through 21, 24 color plates in very good condition.
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$16.00