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The Nature of Ornament

Rhythm and Metamorphosis in Architecture
Bloomer, Kent C. (Book - 2000 )
The Nature of Ornament
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The purpose of ornament-to articulate a realm of the imagination-is as important as it is misunderstood. Kent Bloomer, an outstanding sculptor and ornamenter whose work adorns the Harold Washington Library, Chicago, Reagan National Airport, Washington, DC, and other buildings, maintains that ornament is neither pure "art" in the contemporary sense of the word nor mere decoration, but rather a category unto itself, with its own unique language. He describes the key elements of ornament, rhythm and metamorphosis, and shows their application in such figures as the foliated scroll. Illustrated with the author's evocative line drawings and photographs of ornament from ancient Greece to the modern cityscape, the book is a hymn to the riches of architectural ornament.
Authors: Bloomer, Kent C., 1935-
Title: The nature of ornament
rhythm and metamorphosis in architecture
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 240 p. :,ill. ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Kent Bloomer
ISBN: 0393730360
Branch Call Number: 729 B655n 2000
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-234) and index
Subject Headings: Decoration and ornament, Architectural Decoration and ornament
Topical Term: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Decoration and ornament
LCCN: 00026935
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