From Examples of Chinese ornament, by Owen Jones, London, 1867.  Various objects in blue-and-white china. The center composition and the borders at the top of the plate are very Persian in character and arrangement.

From Examples of Chinese ornament, by Owen Jones, London, Various objects in blue-and-white china. The center composition and the borders at the top of the plate are very Persian in character and arrangement.

Owen Jones, 'Original drawing for The Grammar of Ornament (Moresque No. 5)' | V

Owen Jones, 'Original drawing for The Grammar of Ornament (Moresque No. Owen Jones, 'Original drawing for Beautiful mosaic patterns - The Grammar of Ornament (Moresque No.

Medieval Ornament no. 1: Conventional leaves and flowers from  illuminated manuscript.

Jones believed that reproducing flowers and similar objects in a naturalistic way was in bad taste. He preferred to create stylised motifs and designed a range of high quality silks using this type of pattern for leading manufacturers

oldbookillustrations:  From a very elegant painted china vase. The red flowers are spread all over the vase, in as near as may be equilatera...

From a very elegant painted china vase. The red flowers are spread all over the vase, in as near as may be equilateral triangles, and they are all united by the continuous stem, which winds spirally round the vase. From Examples of Chinese ornament,.

Egyptian Ornament, original illustration from `The Grammar of Ornament`, 1856 (pencil and w/c)

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Image Plate from Owen Jones' 1853 classic, "The Grammar of Ornament". by EricGjerde, via Flickr

Image Plate from Owen Jones' 1853 classic, "The Grammar of Ornament". The Grammar of Ornament - great book with lots of patterns/colours. Also worth looking into religious patterns - lots of colour inspiration.

Moresque ornament from the Alhambra, No. 5, from The Grammar of Ornament.

Moresque ornament from the Alhambra, No. from The Grammar of Ornament - Owen Jones

Decorative Arts: The grammar of ornament: [Pompeian ornament. Plates 23, 24, 25]

Pompeian ornament Owen Jones' 1853 classic book, "The Grammar of Ornament".

From a painted china bottle. We recognize here a mixed style; the flowing stem and treatment of the flower is after the Persian and Indian manner, whilst the form of the leaves is exactly that used in what we have called the fragmentary style.  From Examples of Chinese ornament, by Owen Jones, London, 1867

yama-bato: “ oldbookillustrations: “ From a painted china bottle. We recognize here a mixed style; the flowing stem and treatment of the flower is after the Persian and Indian manner, whilst the form of the leaves is exactly that used in what we have.

Owen Jones (1809-1874) was an English born Welsh architect and designer. Jones created a comprehensive global design reference book, The Grammar of Ornament published in 1856

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