Das Ornament in der Kunstgeschichte

Gerda Winifred Cichon-Hollander


24.90 €

About the book


  • ISBN: 978-3-7165-1870-0
  • Pages: 128
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Published: 11/2021
  • Illustrations: 155
  • Dimensions: 12 x 19 cm

Understanding art means first and foremost: describing art.

For anyone interested in applied art and architecture, this volume provides a concise and easy-to-understand introduction to ornamentation, which can be used to help define a style can be determined. The essential functions of ornamentation are to accentuate, enhance, and structure the aesthetic effect of the object in question.

This handbook names, explains, and illustrates ornamental and design forms from Egyptian, Greek, and Roman antiquity to Gothic and Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and contemporary Street Art. Numerous expressive drawings illustrate the ornaments in chronological order and stylistic context.

You only see what you know.


Gerda Winifred Cichon-Hollander

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