The Language of Ornament

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From the Palaeolithic to the present, people have ornamented their clothes, utensils, living spaces, and even their bodies. This compact, illustrated survey traces the global evolution of ornament and the interaction of cultures: it ranges from the monumental architecture of Mycenean Greece to the inlaid vessels of Zhou Dynasty China, allowing the reader to appreciate both their historical significance and their inherent beauty.

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The Language of Ornament

The Language of Ornament

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9780500203439     Product Code: 294109

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From the Palaeolithic to the present, people have ornamented their clothes, utensils, living spaces, and even their bodies. This compact, illustrated survey traces the global evolution of ornament and the interaction of cultures: it ranges from the monumental architecture of Mycenean Greece to the inlaid vessels of Zhou Dynasty China, allowing the reader to appreciate both their historical significance and their inherent beauty.

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