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Ornamental Artifacts. Design from 1880 – 1910. Characteristics. Emphasize the use of motifs, harmony of lines and proportions . Arts and Crafts ( 1 880 s – 19 1 0s). Originated in Britain Reacted against the de-grading taste as a result of mechanized production

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ornamental artifacts

Ornamental Artifacts

Design from 1880 – 1910

characteristics
Characteristics
  • Emphasize the use of motifs, harmony of lines and proportions
arts and crafts 1 880 s 19 1 0s
Arts and Crafts(1880s – 1910s)
  • Originated in Britain
  • Reacted against the de-grading taste as a result of mechanized production
  • Pursue high standards of craftsmanship
  • Characterized by sleek use of straight lines and slender form
  • Proponent: William Morris
art nouveau 1880s 1910s
Art Nouveau(1880s – 1910s)
  • Originated in France
  • Reacted against the de-humanization as a result of the Industrial Revolution
  • Emerging materials: Inlaid wood veneers, wrought iron and glass
  • Dense asymmetrical ornamentation, detailed patterns of curves in sinuous forms;
  • Symbolic and erotic
  • Proponent: Louis Tiffany, Antonio Gaudi
art deco 1920s 1930s
Art Deco(1920s – 1930s)
  • Originated in France
  • Iron and glass
  • Use of crisp, symmetrical geometric forms
  • Repetition
  • Floral figures
  • Proponent: Eliel Saarinen
why ornamentation disappeared
Why ornamentation disappeared
  • Usually more difficult to document
  • Can be manufactured by machine, but difficult to mass-produce
has it really disappeared
Has it really disappeared?

Adapted from: www.hannspree.com

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Has it really disappeared?
  • Still survive because of its high artistic value: furniture, jewelry, stage settings, etc.
  • No more training in ornamental design in Hong Kong
  • Difficult for toy industries to find talents
  • Currently IC has nothing to do with ornamentation. Although some of our machines can support decorative forms, we cannot support the design of decorative objects
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