Projective Ornament by Claude Bragdon
Publication: 1915 Manas Press; Rochester; NY First Edition
Projective Ornament proposed a system for generating geometric patterns abstracted from nature that could be adapted for use in architecture, serving as a universal form-language that could dissolve class, cultural, national, and religious differences.Claude Bragdon s assessment of ornament in twentieth century architecture, working from the premise that fresh motifs in ornament lagged behind new structural forms
"An early essay by Bragdon, an American architect, writer, and stage designer weened on the arts and crafts movement of Harvey Ellis and Gustav Stickley, who later developed a conservative version of Sullivan and Wright's organic architecture centered around regular geometry and musical proportion instead of individual creative character."
Condition: Publishers purple colored boards, gilt title to spine and ornamental gilt design to upper board, number written on cover page, bookplate to pastedown and remnants of plate to rear board, spine edges are worn with loss to upper spine, marbled end papers, pages are clean, binding firm, overall in Good condition