Histories of Ornament: From Global to Local

Princeton University Press

Histories of Ornament: From Global to Local

Edited by Gülru Necipoğlu and Alina Payne

Contributions by Michele Bacci, Anna Contadini, Thomas B.F. Cummins, Chanchal Dadlani,  Daniela del Pesco, Vittoria Di Palma, Anne Dunlop, Marzia Faietti, María Judith Feliciano, Finbarr Barry Flood, Jonathan Hay, Christopher P. Heuer, Rémi Labrusse, Marco Rosario Nobile, Spyros Papapetros, Oya Pancaroğlu, Antoine Picon, David Pullins, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts, David J. Roxburgh, Avinoam Shalem, Hashim Sarkis, Robin Schuldenfrei and Gerhard Wolf

 This lavishly illustrated volume is the first major global history of ornament from the Middle Ages to today. Crossing historical and geographical boundaries in unprecedented ways and considering the role of ornament in both art and architecture, Histories of Ornament offers a nuanced examination that integrates medieval, Renaissance, baroque, and modern Euroamerican traditions with their Islamic, Indian, Chinese, and Mesoamerican counterparts. At a time when ornament has re-emerged in architectural practice and is a topic of growing interest to art and architectural historians, the book reveals how the long history of ornament illuminates its global resurgence today.

Hardcover, 464 pages, 8.5"x 11.5".