Influenced by Mav's discussion about being part of an online community and Camilla's comment about thinking of other's personalities and style.
I found this fantastic online resource through Ghost School. The Grammar of Ornament has been scanned with high resolutions available to browse. Very inspiring!
The two pages made me think of other bloggers. The top page reminded me of Lena Corwin's posts about pattern, and the bottom page made me think of the work of Abigail Percy.
Wow that bottom picture is so right on about Abigail, good eye!
April 25, 2006 at 04:40 PM
i -of course- love the page from The Grammar of Ornament! so many patterns crammed on to one page... makes my heart flutter!
April 25, 2006 at 10:49 PM
Ooh! Thanks for the heads up... I'll have to go pour over some illuminated texts now. see you, g
April 26, 2006 at 09:08 AM
this is a great resource! love things like that - thanks!
April 27, 2006 at 09:01 AM
*I think that was a really sweet thought*
Hope that you are feeling better and like your normal self!
April 27, 2006 at 02:42 PM
Thanks so much for the link. I can now return the copy of The Grammar of Orient that I've been hoarding to the library.
April 27, 2006 at 03:21 PM
I should really use the preview button more frequently: The Grammar of Ornament.
April 27, 2006 at 03:22 PM
good to hear you're better!
April 28, 2006 at 08:18 AM
lovely find - could browse for hours!!
April 28, 2006 at 08:52 AM
What a fantastic resource! And so much other great stuff on the site as well. And like Lena says, seeing so much pattern on one page is such a feast for the eyes!
the sapient pig |
April 28, 2006 at 09:01 AM
thanks for sharing. and you are right about abigail...she loves this book and is very inspired by it! so much loveliness in there. cheers, shari
April 29, 2006 at 02:56 PM
lovely lovely....yes I do love Owen Jones, and am so touched to that his book brought my work to your thoughts *beam*...! What a great souce that the book has been scanned..as it is so tiny (really too small)in real life! xx
April 30, 2006 at 09:25 PM
wow... that is an amazing resource!! thank you so much for sharing!
lisa s |
May 02, 2006 at 08:07 AM
For anyone interested in paterns there is also a good online resource from the museum of domestic design and architecture (MoDA) http://www.moda.mdx.ac.uk/
Not all entries in the catalogue have an image but with time and patience one can see some lovely and inspiring patterns.
Hope you like it :)
simple me |
May 02, 2006 at 03:26 PM
Oh! I forgot... try the silver studio collection. It is really nice.
simple me |
May 02, 2006 at 03:32 PM
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