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Three basic and fairly distinct categories of ornament in architecture may be recognized: mimetic, or imitative, ornament, the forms of which have certain definite meanings or symbolic significance; applied ornament, intended to add beauty to a structure but extrinsic to it; and organic ornament, inherent in the …

In architecture and decorative art, ornament is a decoration used to … Ancient Greek civilization created many new forms of ornament, with …

Keywords: Art, architecture, technology, ornament, decoration; Introduction. Over a hundred years have passed since Adolf Loos equated the use of ornament in architecture with a crime. Contemporary architecture and ornament. Case studies – decoration, material and light. Conclusions.

This essay briefly traces the history of architectural ornamentation in Egyptian … columns and lintels borrowed forms from the vegetable kingdom, while the walls.

“When modern architects righteously abandoned ornament on buildings,” … to make it look modern, which in itself is a kind of ornamentation.”.

Architectural ornament can be carved from stone, wood or precious metals, … and output of those who felt the “traditional” forms of art, architecture, literature, …

Ruskin, the originator of the moral argument, equated the work of the craftsman – which is necessarily some kind of ornamentation – as a moral …

If we have then become well grounded in pure and simple forms we will reverse … I believe that architectural ornament brought forth in this spirit is desirable, …

Ornament (art) 18th-century Rococo balcony, Bavaria. Arabesque ornament on a Turkish dagger hilt. Ming dynasty Jingdezhen porcelain dish with dragon. Northern Mannerist architectural pattern book by Wendel Dietterlin, 1598. Islamic geometrical ornament on an Egyptian door.