The Mediation of Ornament. The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, 1989 by Oleg Grabar
In this richly illustrated book, Oleg Grabar shares a veteran art historian's love for the sheer sensuality of ornamentation. Grabar analyzes early and medieval Islamic objects and uses this art to show how ornament in general enables a direct, immediate encounter between viewers and art objects from any culture and time period.
Condition: Very Good (Slight wear on dust jacket)