The Grammar of Ornament


The Grammar of Ornament is an extraordinary compendium of design resources created by Victorian designer and illustrator Owen Jones as a visual history of art and design from various cultures from ancient times to the early modern era. With over 100 pages and thousands of images it is an unequaled resource for any graphic designer. It’s also a great introduction to Jones’ historical design works which we plan to release more of in the future.

The Grammar of Ornament includes lots of examples of classical architectural and tile design from Egypt, Greece, Rome and Persia. It also includes a remarkable selection of Middle Eastern designs from Moorish, Arab and Turkish sources. In addition there numerous examples of medieval and renaissance artistic, fabric and craft designs. Because the intent of the original book was to provide source material for designers, many of the images are ready made for creating borders, backgrounds and fill patterns.

Our digital, CD version of The Grammar of Ornament includes every page and every illustration in high resolution and large size suitable for designing for print or for the web. The images have been cleaned and restored from the 1854 source, with improved color and clarity, while preserving the character of the original drawings. They are easy to access and ready to use in your design projects. The package is over 200mb in size, so we strongly recommend ordering on CD. As an introductory special we’re offering the whole collection for only $99.

To see extensive page samples from The Grammar of Ornament, just click here: SAMPLES To order the package just click here: ORDER

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