The grammar of ornament was a global and historical design sourcebook by london born architect and designer owen jones 1809 1874 find us on facebook by owen jones. Grammar of ornament was owen jones design masterpiece first published in 1856 the lavish folio highlighted stunning patterns motifs and ornaments in 112 illustrated plates each intricate illustration explored design principles behind the architecture textiles manuscripts and decorative arts of 19 diverse cultural periods with a final chapter revelling in the glory of the natural world. The grammar of ornament statement of responsibility by owen jones illustrated by examples from various styles of ornament one hundred folio plates drawn on stone by f bedford and printed in colours by day and son. The grammar of ornament title page preface to the folio edition general principles in the arrangement of form and colour in architecture and the decorative arts which are advocated throughout this work list of plates ornament of savage tribes ornament of savage tribes plates 1 2 3. The grammar of ornament is a summary of his theories these basic principles are a kind of preface to the book these basic principles are a kind of preface to the book illustrated with 112 oversize plates with samples of ornamental design from all over the world this is a stunning reference book on pattern that continues to fascinate 150 years on
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