Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Real Deal

A little while ago I blogged about one of my all-time favourite inspiration books - The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones.



Imagine my utter disbelief at finding the original book, published in 1856, is available to view online at Octavo – another one of my favourite inspirations!









To see the pages as Jones himself would have seen them is really quite exciting. If you haven't already, do have a look at Octavo as there are many other historically significant books, each one documented page by page for viewing online. And if you simply can't live without one of these wonders, you can purchase a copy on disc to keep forever.

A truly incredible source of inspiration for anyone wanting direction in design or decoration.

Posted by Jane Cameron

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