Form and Meaning: The Conventionalization of the Leaf Ornament

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Article originally published in Perspecta, Vol. 23 (1987), pp. 144-155

Abstract

As did Owen Jones, Bloomer argues for a modern style of ornament to decorate a modern architechture. Based on formal laws rather than theories of classical or naturalism imitation, conventionalization can be seen as being explicitly modern. More-over, deriving from the work of ornament, these laws are dependent on intrinsic rather than extrinsic principles.

Publication Date

1-1987

Publisher

Digital Initiatives Press: Rhode Island College

City

Providence, RI

Keywords

ornament, decoration, Owen Jones, Kent Bloomer

Disciplines

Architectural History and Criticism

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Form and Meaning: The Conventionalization of the Leaf Ornament

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