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Description - Ornament and European Modernism by Loretta Vandi

These in-depth, historical, and critical essays study the meaning of ornament, the role it played in the formation of modernism, and its theoretical importance between the mid-nineteenth century and the late twentieth century in England and Germany. Ranging from Owen Jones to Ernst Gombrich through Gottfried Semper, Alois Riegl, August Schmarsow, Wilhelm Worringer, Adolf Loos, Henry van de Velde, and Hermann Muthesius, the contributors show how artistic theories are deeply related to the art practice of their own times, and how ornament is imbued with historical and social meaning.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138743403
ISBN-10: 1138743402
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 198
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Loretta Vandi

Loretta Vandi (Ph.D., Universite de Lausanne, 1998) is Professor of Art History at the Scuola del Libro in Urbino. She has held four Samuel H. Kress fellowships. Her publications include La trasformazione del motivo dell'acanto dall'antichita al XV secolo (2002), Il Manoscritto Oliveriano 1 (2004), and Four Essays (2007).

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