Ornament

A Social History Since 1450
Author(s): 
Snodin, Michael
Author(s): 
Howard, Maurice
ISBN: 
0300064551
Date published: 
January 1996
Paperback
Price: 
£30.00
Pages: 
232

This wide-ranging and richly illustrated book surveys the Western tradition of ornament from Renaissance interiors to gypsy caravans to the decoration of airliners. The first book to place ornamental design in a social context, it traces the various ways ornament has been used, the rules of decorum and etiquette associated with it, and the social, moral and spiritual values that ornament has conveyed and represented through the past five centuries.