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Warehouse find, 2006. Design, Ornament, Architecture, and Theory in an Age in Transition. Highly Recommended. By Carol A. Hrvol Flores. Art by Owen Jones. Owen Jones was, and still remains, a highly influential force in the world of architecture and design. His prolific and impressive work—captured here in its various stages through drawings, architectural plans, and photographs—is as current, imaginative, and important now as when it first emerged more than 125 years ago. Jones was an authority on Oriental design and was commissioned to decorate the interior of the famous Crystal Palace. In 1856 he completed his monumental Grammar of Ornament, which remains one of the most influential works on design ever published and is still in print!

Rizzoli, 2006.

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Owen Jones was, and still remains, a highly influential force in the world of architecture and design. His prolific and impressive work—captured here in its various stages through drawings, architectural plans, and photographs—is as current, imaginative, and important now as when it first emerged more than 125 years ago. Jones was an authority on Oriental design and was commissioned to decorate the interior of the famous Crystal Palace. In 1856 he completed his monumental Grammar of Ornament, which remains one of the most influential works on design ever published and is still in print!

It is a source for many artists and designers today. Jones also designed many important illustrated books, enough to fill an entire index page here. His first major work was Ancient Spanish Ballads, which went through five printings from 1841 to 1895. Some of his major projects include The Paradise and the Perdi, The Song of Songs, Sermon on the Mount, The Thousand and One Nights, The Preacher, and one of the icons of the 1800s, the magnificent Victorian Psalter. He also designed bindings for the Dalziel Brothers, for books by Birket Foster and Noel Humphreys, Gray’s Elegy and even editions of the Holy Bible.

Additional books of his own include Examples of Chinese Ornament, One Thousand and One Initial Letters, Details of the Alhambra, Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages, and The Illuminated Diary and Calendar for 1845 and 1846.

Other signature projects include St. James’ Hall, the Crystal Palace Bazaar, Osler’s Glass Shop, and Eynsham Hall at Oxford. More than just an architect, Jones’ skills were applied to designing interiors, books, textiles, furniture, and carpet. His philosophy can most accurately be expressed in his words, “Form without color is like a body without a soul.”

This fills a serious gap in the history of Victorian design.

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