Owen Jones & The Grammar of Ornament
The Grammar of Ornament is known as the 'bible of ornament'; an epic documentation of the language of architecture which was published in 1856.
Written by English Architect Owen Jones, a specialist in architectural antiquities and design theory, the book is a fundamental source book for those interested in design and architecture. It recorded architectural designs, palettes and structures for any style around the world from antiquity through to the late 17th century and contemporary design.
Watch the video above for the story behind one of the most influential design publications in history and its creator.
Thankyou to Dr Karen Burns, Andronas Architecture and Architectus for sharing their insights.
More to explore
- View The Grammar of Ornament in our catalogue
- Explore the World of the Book exhibition
- Learn how to research the history of buildings and houses