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The Grammar Of Ornament, Book

This is a The Grammar of Ornament.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries as part of Botanical Expressions.

It is dated 1856. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the department.

Christopher Dresser’s first published works were drawings, such as this one with leaves and vines, that he contributed to The Grammar of Ornament. The presence of botanical plates in his teacher Owen Jones’s guide to design reinforced the author’s belief that nature in its beauty and underlying order provided the best source of design inspiration.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries, NK1175 .J78 1856.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

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  • Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
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Its dimensions are

H x W (book open): 57 × 78 cm (22 7/16 × 30 11/16 in.)

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