9780393730463

ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENT PA

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393730463

  • ISBN10:

    0393730468

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2000-04-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

Architectural Ornament reveals the fascinating interplay of art, society, politics, and commerce from antiquity through modernism and explains ornament's near demise and recent revival. It is a stunningly documented argument against artistic chauvinism and a lively survey of modern architecture. In over 250 illustrations, Brolin shows the breadth of ornamental expression through the centuries and proposes an approach to ornament that allows new and old buildings to coexist in harmony.

Table of Contents

Preface 9(4)
Introduction 13(5)
Ornament in History
18(6)
The Artist in Antiquity
24(17)
Art, Craft, and Ornament
41(14)
Fine Art and the Art Marketplace
55(20)
Educating the Market
75(16)
Ornament and the Intellect
91(15)
Regulating Ornament
106(61)
Ornament in Disguise: The Twentieth Century
167(56)
Ornament Returns
223(21)
Ornament and the Borrowing Tradition
244(24)
Appendix: some Thoughts on the Modern Noation of ``Genius'' 268(6)
Notes 274(15)
Bibliography 289(9)
Index 298

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