Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 
THE SENSE OF ORDER:  A STUDY IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DECORATIVE ART., Gombrich, E.H.

Author Name    Gombrich, E.H.

Title   THE SENSE OF ORDER: A STUDY IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DECORATIVE ART.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   Second Impression.

Publisher   Oxford Phaidon 1980

ISBN Number    0714817325 / 9780714817323

Seller ID   29312

411 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "After an Introduction on Order and Purpose in Nature, which offers a novel approach to the study of pattern, the first chapters deal with the criticism of ornament, the cult of simplicity and the debates about design in Victorian England, in which such eminent critics as Ruskin, Owen Jones and Gottfried Semper made a permanent contribution to theoretical issues. The craftsman's practice of pattern-making is studied as a response to the challenges of material, of geometrical laws and psychological constraints, after which the author examines the perception and the effects of visual orders in the light of recent research. The relation-ship between psychology and history is the theme of four final chapters which deal with the tenacity of ornamental traditions, their modification by the changing styles and fashions of different periods, the role of symbolism in the origin and the use of motifs, and the psychological roots of the grotesque, oscillating between magic and humour. An Epilogue reviews some of the analogies between the spatial orders of decorative design and the temporal patterns of the dance, of poetry and, notably, of music, not forgetting the 'kinetic art' of our century. This absorbing work, the fruit of a lifetime's interest in the most universal and yet strangely neglected manifestation of human creativity, is based on the Wrightsman Lectures given by the author in 1970 under the auspices of the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University." Very minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one tiny tear archivally taped.

Wrightsman  Lectures,  Order,  Purpose,  Decoration,  Taste,  Classical,  Simplicity,  Polemics,  Rococo,  Fashion,  Pugin,  John  Ruskin,  Expressionism,  Gottfried  Semper,  Function,  Owen  Jones,  Japanese,  Adolf  Loos,  Abstraction,  Patterns,  Pattern-Making,  Constraint,  Perception,  Vision,  Definition,  Aesthetics,  Balance,  Colour,  Form,  Shapes,  Kaleidoscope,  Animation,  Architecture,  Motifs,  Riegl,  Heinrich  Wolfflin,  Focillon,  Heraldic  Symbolism,  Heraldry,  Flourish,  Protective  Spells,  Great  Dragon  Force,  Monsters,  Grotesque,  Music,  Abstract  Art,  Acanthus,  Body  Ornament,  Franz  Boas,  Capitals,  Cartouches,  Chquerboard,  Chinese  Art,  Columns,  Dress,  Egyptian  Art,  Floral  Ornament,  Geometry,  Gothic  Art,  Greek  Art,  Hierarchies,  William  Hogarth,  Interior  Decoration,  Islamic  Art,  Jewellery,  Masks,  Medieval  Art,  Metalwork,  Needlework,  Palmette,  Perception,  Plant  Ornament,  Pottery,  Randomness,  Renaissance,  Scrolls,  Serpents,  Symmetry,  Textiles,  Vitruvius,  Marian  Wenzel. 

Price = 40.00 USD


Also available.
HUMPTY AND FRIENDS.  A COLLECTION OF FAVOURITE NURSERY RHYMES., Stevenson, Peter, illustrator.
HUMPTY AND FRIENDS. A COLLECTION OF FAVOURITE NURSERY RHYMES.
Stevenson, Peter, illustrator.
17.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

WHEN THE WIND STOPS., Zolotow, Charlotte.  Illustrated by Joe Lasker.
WHEN THE WIND STOPS.
Zolotow, Charlotte. Illustrated by Joe Lasker.
12.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE AIRLINES OF THE WORLD., Brimson, Samuel.
THE AIRLINES OF THE WORLD.
Brimson, Samuel.
35.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 16. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1999.
Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, Louis A. Marre, Ken Kraemer, Theodore Shrady, Fred Matthews, Bert Pennypacker, Hal Riegger, Allan W. Miller, Michael Zega, James D. Porterfield, Harold Titus, Robert Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.)
10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 13. JULY/AUGUST 1998.
Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, Ed King, Janet Greenstein Potter, Michael Zega, John C. Illman, William D. Middleton, David W. Salter, Ralph D. Pierce, Allan W. Miller, Robert A. Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.)
10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 10. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1998.
Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, Allan W. Miller, Vernon J. Glover, Steve Patterson, Ron Flanary, Greg Palumbo, Theodore Shrady, Arthur M. Waldrop, James D. Porterfield, A. W. Somerville, Robert A. Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.)
10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 9. FALL 1997.
Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, Adria Daley Taylor, George H. Drury, Robert A. LeMassena, Michael Zega, Curt Tillotson Jr., Allan W. Miller, John Gruber, Robert A. Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.)
10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 8. SUMMER 1997.
Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, James E. Valle, Ellen Halteman, Karen Back, Ed King, Steve Patterson, William D. Middleton, Allan W. Miller, James D. Porterfield, Jack Clinton McLarn, Robert A. Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.)
10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 6. WINTER 1997.
Gruber, John, Editor. (John Illman, Steve Patterson, David D. Perata, Michael Zega, John Gruber, Doug Riddell, Allan W. Miller, James A. Porterfield, Octavus Roy Cohen, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.)
10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

CAMOUFLAGE & MARKINGS: RAF NORTHERN EUROPE 1936-45.  NUMBER 1: SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE., Goulding, James.
CAMOUFLAGE & MARKINGS: RAF NORTHERN EUROPE 1936-45. NUMBER 1: SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE.
Goulding, James.
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

TRADITIONAL PALESTINIAN EMBROIDERY AND JEWELRY., Abed Al-Samih Abu Omar.
TRADITIONAL PALESTINIAN EMBROIDERY AND JEWELRY.
Abed Al-Samih Abu Omar.
40.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE SHOE:  BEST FOOT FORWARD., Blanchard, Tamsin.
THE SHOE: BEST FOOT FORWARD.
Blanchard, Tamsin.
25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie