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Book, Floriated Ornament: A Series of Thirty-One Designs

This is a Book. It was written by A.W.N. Pugin and illustrated by A.W.N. Pugin and Christopher Dresser.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives as part of Botanical Expressions.

It is dated 1849. Its medium is lithograph on paper with hand-colored plates. It is a part of the department.

A. W. N. Pugin was a key figure of British design reform and a vocal admirer of the medieval gothic style. Floriated Ornament, a collection of original designs for stenciling, was intended to demonstrate the beauty achievable through the gothic approach of stylizing botanical forms based on direct observation. The Government School of Design, where Dresser was a student, advanced the teachings of Pugin’s Floriated Ornament.

It is credited Gift of Leopold Eidlitz, Smithsonian Libraries, NK1565 .P8X 1849.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 33.3 × 55 cm (13 1/8 × 21 5/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Botanical Expressions.

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