Article originally published in Perspecta, Vol. 23 (1987), pp. 144-155
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.
Digital Initiatives Press: Rhode Island College
ornament, decoration, Owen Jones, Kent Bloomer
Architectural History and Criticism
Jespersen, John Kresten, "Form and Meaning: The Conventionalization of the Leaf Ornament" (1987). Ebook Gallery. 2.