The Philosophy Of Ornament:




George Allen.


Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent.




Eight lectures on the history of decorative art, given at university college, liverpool.

Item Description

8vo. 7.5 x 5 inches. xvi + 228 pp. Bound in brown buckram, gilt. Deckled edges. A little wear to extremities and foxing of flyleaves; otherwise a very good clean copy. Illustrated by 7 plates. Eight lectures on the history and philosophy of decorative art and ornament. William George Collingwood (1854-1932), artist and antiquary spent most of his life in the Lake District, where he worked with Ruskin at Brantwood, Coniston, founding the Ruskin Museum in 1901. From 1896 he had links with the Ransome family and played a role in the development of the Swallows and Amazons novels. He had a strong interest in Norse culture and painted and sketched in Iceland. Collingwood served as Professor of Fine Art at University College, Reading, 1907-11, worked for the Admiralty Intelligence Division during the war and designed war memorials after the Armistice. He was the father of R. G. Collingwood, philosopher and historian.

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