Historic Ornament: Treatise on Decorative Art and Architectural Ornament (Complete Edition)


"Historic Ornament" in 2 volumes is one of the best-known works by an Irish artist James Ward. Contents:

Prehistoric Ornament

Neolithic Stone Period

The Bronze Age

The Iron Age

The Lake Dwellings of Switzerland and other parts of Europe

Egyptian Art

Chaldean and Assyrian Art

PhƓnician Art

Art in Ancient Persia

Grecian Art

Art in Primitive Greece

Greek and Roman Orders of Architecture

Greek and Roman Architectural Ornament

Indian art and Architecture

Chinese and Japanese Architecture

Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture

Saracenic Architecture and Ornament

Romanesque Architecture and Ornament

Gothic Architecture and Ornament

Renaissance Architecture and Ornament



Ivory Carvings

Metal Work


Textile Fabrics



The Decoration of Books