The Grammar of Ornament is the masterpiece of Owen Jones (1809–1874), a British architect and one of the most influential design theorists of the 19th century. Owen travelled to many ancient cities throughout Europe and the Middle East collecting inspirational ornamental designs. The result is one of the finest graphic design books ever produced, assembling exquisite vintage traditional patterns and ornamental designs.
From our original chromolithographic antique book, we have assembled our high-resolution digital version of these artworks. Download them for free under the Creative Commons 0 license. Enjoy!
Ornament of Savage Tribes
Assyrian and Persian Ornament
Moresque Ornament from the Alhambra
Leaves and Flowers from Nature