ornament

Miniature Fantasy


Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier (1695 –1750) is recognized as a creative genius behind the French Rococo style. He first published his influential Livre d'Ornements (Book of Ornaments) in 1734 and then again in 1748. These small booklets were circulated among countless craftsmen and artisans who applied Meissonier’s designs to decorative artwork such as ceramics, metalwork, marquetry, and textiles. 
Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier, ornament, lighting, engraving, rococo

Arabic Design Influence on the Island of Sicily


Sicily, island of sun, myth, and the omnipresent sea, has been the prized jewel in the crown of many invading empires. The Mediterranean Sea was the channel for the great trade routes between the East and the West. Plying her waters, the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs, the French, and the Spanish all conquered Sicily and contributed to her diverse culture.
Sicily, ornament, mermaid, Straits of Messina, Ulysses, Taormina, embroidery

Shells and Decoration


shells, decorative arts, decoration, ornament

Lacquer: Oriental and Western, Ancient and Modern


lacquer, decorative arts, ornament

Buttons in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum


Publication design: Gottschalk + Ash International
buttons, accessories, fashion, ornament, permanent collection

Crosscurrents: Neoclassical Drawings and Prints from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection


This exhibition features a selection of 135 French, Italian, German, and English drawings and prints of late 18th- and 19th-century architecture, decorative arts, and ornament, accompanied by related objects.
Architecture, ornament, drawings, prints, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349391

Ornament in the Twentieth Century


This exhibition of decorative and emblematic ornament features a diverse assortment of objects, including logos, table settings, Louis Vuitton luggage, Russel Wright armchairs, Lalique glass, Elsa Peretti lipstick, and the Beatles' Rolls Royce Phantom V touring limousine—given to the Museum by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Organized by Richard B. Oliver, Curator of Architecture and Design, with exhibition design by Robin Parkinson.
ornament, automobiles, furniture, logos, accessories, glassware, exhibitions

Hair


An examination of hairstyles and hair decoration throughout history. Among the 350 objects on display are sculpture, paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, wigs, combs, hair ornaments, and jewelry made of hair.
hair, wigs, ornament, jewelry, exhibitions

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School


This exhibition examines Wright in the context of his midwestern contemporaries, a group collectively known as the Prairie School. The drawings, photographs, furniture, and ornament on display features Wright's work alongside that of architects including Louis Sullivan, Barry Byrne, Marion Mahoney, William Purcell, and Walter Burley Griffin.
Frank Lloyd Wright, American, Architecture, architectural drawings, ornament, furniture, Prairie School, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349995

Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament


The more than 170 objects on display underscore the importance of Chicago-born architect, Louis Henry Sullivan (1856-1924), on American architecture. Sullivan saw aesthetic potential in the versatility of steel, and his accomplishments include the Wainwright Building in St. Louis and the Guaranty Buildings in Buffalo. The exhibition focuses on Sullivan's incorporation of ornament and modernism, and features models, photographs, and ornamental fragments, including a pencil sketch of a snowflake for an elevator panel.
Louis Sullivan, Architecture, drawings, American, 20th century, models, steel, ornament, traveling exhibitions

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