Tilings from Historical Sources
The images in this first group are taken from the CD-Rom edition of The Grammar of
Ornament, originally published in 1856 by Owen Jones (1808-74). Jones
was a Welsh architect who at the age of twenty-three went on a tour of Turkey, Egypt, Sicily, and Spain.
He returned with a large collection of drawings and plaster casts and eventually
set up his own lithographic press to publish his works. The CD-Rom edition
of The Grammar of
Ornament is published and © Octavo corporation, www.octavo.com.
The images here are reproduced by kind permission of the publishers.
Pompeian Byzantine Arabian
Moresque Indian Hindoo Chinese
Middle Ages Renaissance
The designations above are those of Mr. Jones.
Images from other sources
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