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Author LinkTrilling, James,1948-
Title LinkOrnament : a modern perspective / James Trilling.
Imprint Seattle : University of Washington Press, c2003.
Description xxi, 265 p. :  ill. (some col.) ;  27 cm.
Type of Material Book GV
Gen. Note "A Samuel and Althea Stroum book."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-258) and index.
Contents Contents: How Ornament Works -- How Ornament Evolves -- From Function to Meaning: In Search of Universals -- Ornament, Meaning, Symbol: In Search of Specifics -- Modernism and the Rejection of Ornament -- The Revolution That Never Happened -- The Flight from Enchantment: Moral and Religious Objections to Ornament -- Anxieties of Industry: Social and Economic Objections to Ornament -- Modernism and the Rebirth of Ornament.
Summary This text is a wide-ranging consideration of the cultural and symbolic significance of ornament, its rejection by modernism and its subsequent reinvention. Trilling explains how ornament works, why it has to be explained and why it matters.
Subject LinkDecoration and ornament.
LinkModernism (Art)

System Number 000662460
ISBN Link0295981482 (acid-free paper)
Link9780295981482 (acid-free paper)

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