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ORNAMENTO SENZA DELITTO   

Recensione di Ariane Varela Braga (a cura di),

Ornamento, tra arte e design. Interpretazioni, percorsie mutazioni nell'Ottocento. Atti della giornata internazionale del 23 aprile 2009 all'Istituto Svizzero di Roma. Schwabe, Basel, 2013


Maria Stella Bottai

 

In the last few years, the study of ornament has been the object of a reevaluation in art history, architecture and in the contemporary arts. In 2009, the Swiss Institute in Rome organized a study day on this topic, fo- cusing on the theories developed in the nineteenth century, when ornament was gradually liberated from the traditional rhetoric of decorum. The book here reviewed gathers the proceedings of that symposium.