Owen Jones: Design, Ornament, Architecture, and Theory in an Age in Transition

ISBN: 9780847828043
Artist(s): Owen Jones
Author(s): Carol A. Hrvol Flores
Format: Hardback
Edition: First
Year published: 2006
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publisher Location: New York
Total Pages: 276
Illustrations: colour and b&w photographs and illustrations throughout


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Owen Jones directly influenced such luminaries as William Morris & John Ruskin, but he remains under-published until now. This title will be of interest to a wide audience from graphic and interior designers to architects, artists and curators. Jones’ floral and romantic aesthetic is found throughout the contemporary arts today. This book takes a luxurious look of the work and life of Owen Jones, a luminary of Victorian Age architecture and design. It explores Jones’s ideas and their relationship to those of other seminal figures of the time, including: Christopher Dresser, William Morris, A. W. N. Pugin and John Ruskin, among others. An author and architect, Jones was extremely active throughout his career as a book designer, interior decorator, tile, silk, furniture, and carpet designer – all of which will be lavishly presented in this book.


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