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Designing antiquity : Owen Jones, ancient Egypt and the Crystal Palace
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Table of Contents
Nineteenth-century designers and the ancient world -- First impressions: ancient Egypt as a source of inspiration for design -- Antiquity as a vehicle for design reform: the fine arts courts at the Crystal Palace -- The first chapter in the story of art: the Egyptian court at the Crystal Palace -- An essay on ornament and colour: the many messages of the Egyptian court -- Contexts of viewing: a visit to the Crystal Palace -- 'Harmonious patchwork' and 'gingerbread toy': learned appraisals of the fine arts courts -- 'A book bound in gold and colour' and 'accessory of an agreeable lounge': popular views of the fine arts courts -- The legacy of the Egyptian court: impacts on scholarly thought -- Conclusion: 'This Egyptian wonderland': designing ancient Egypt.