Not that all architectural ornament is to be neglected even in the rudest periods; but let our houses first be lined with beauty, where they come in contact with our lives, like the tenement of the shellfish, and not overlaid with it.
True, there are architects so called in this country, and I have heard of one at least possessed with the idea of making architectural ornaments have a core of truth, a necessity, and hence a beauty, as if it were a revelation to him.
The clear and thematic organization contributes to a deeper understanding of the geometry expressed by Islamic architectural ornament
as well as a sense of awe and wonder.
Restoration Hardware has a group of architectural ornament
fragments cast in brass and mounted on museum stands, among them swag and tassel, cornice, and acanthus scroll patterns.
Visitors to the Fair can browse and buy unique items of the highest quality and provenance, including fountains, sundials, statues, bird baths, gates, garden benches, antique wicker, urns and planters, botanical prints, and architectural ornament
Rathbone set out to emulate the architectural ornament
of the 15th century Della Robbias, an Italian Renaissance sculpture family he so admired.
Using local labour and red clays found nearby, he set out to emulate the architectural ornament
of the 15th century Della Robbia.
The legacy of ceramic architectural ornament
permeated the DNA of Kim Dickey's impressive freestanding wall, Mille-Fleur (the title of which evoked the horror vacui patterns on the most sumptuous Ching vases) and also inspired the decorative porcelain units of Tsehai Johnson's To Dust She Returns, an installation/performance reflecting on the behaviourist implications of "ornamentation and context of a space".
The Pharos Arts Foundation (see letter below), on private initiative and with derisory financial help from the state, has done more to encourage love of music among the young -- organising educational concerts and master-classes -- and expose local audiences to high quality performers than the overpaid staff of the Culture Foundation who have been drawing fat salaries for years to promote the idea of the taxpayer wasting e1/4120 million on a building that will primarily function as little more than an architectural ornament
The rich art treasures of India and Southeast Asia are unveiled in this impressive book through one single architectural ornament
, the torana (arched portal or festoon).
In terms of approach, the papers range from traditional architectural studies based on close observation of architectural ornament
(Wesenberg on the Ionic order, yon Hesberg on a monopteros dedicated to Hercules in Rome), to new interpretations arising from recent excavations, and, in a few cases, to broader theoretical concerns (Callebat on the nature of Vitruvius, De Maria on fora as places of celebration).
The conservation effort was carried out by Evergreene Painting Studios, a New York City-based firm that specializes in the restoration of architectural ornament
and decorative finishes, such as painting, ornamental plasterwork, mosaics, and gilding.