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The Resource The nature of ornament : rhythm and metamorphosis in architecture, Kent Bloomer

The nature of ornament : rhythm and metamorphosis in architecture, Kent Bloomer

Label
The nature of ornament : rhythm and metamorphosis in architecture
Title
The nature of ornament
Title remainder
rhythm and metamorphosis in architecture
Statement of responsibility
Kent Bloomer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An article of culture for thousands of years, ornament is as important as it is misunderstood. Vitruvius, in the first century A.D., regarded ornament as an essential property of architecture; in the fifteenth century Alberti, the father of the architectural profession, devoted four of his ten books on architecture to ornament. In the following centuries, ornament flourished both in theory and practice until, in the nineteenth century, it became an obsession. Yet during the twentieth century, ornament was scorned (Adolf Loos famously called it "crime") and its study all but eliminated from art and architecture curricula. What happened - and must we live with the result? Is ornament dead?" "In The Nature of Ornament, Kent Bloomer investigates this mystery. He offers a synopsis of seminal moments and remarkable features of ornament, analyzes its language and intricate rules of composition, and shows that ornament is a nature-based and universal system of human communication." "Illustrated with the author's evocative line drawings as well as photographs of examples from the ancient world and the modern cityscape, this book celebrates the marvelous accomplishments of ornament and argues for the continued value, vitality, and potential of ornament in architecture today."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bloomer, Kent C.
Dewey number
729
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK1530
LC item number
.B58 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Label
The nature of ornament : rhythm and metamorphosis in architecture, Kent Bloomer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43561542
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780393730364
Lccn
00026935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The nature of ornament : rhythm and metamorphosis in architecture, Kent Bloomer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43561542
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780393730364
Lccn
00026935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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