Owen Jones directly influenced such luminaries as William Morris & John Ruskin, but he remains under-published until now. This title will be of interest to a wide audience from graphic and interior designers to architects, artists and curators. Jones' floral and romantic aesthetic is found throughout the contemporary arts today. This book takes a luxurious look of the work and life of Owen Jones, a luminary of Victorian Age architecture and design. It explores Jones's ideas and their relationship to those of other seminal figures of the time, including: Christopher Dresser, William Morris, A. W. N. Pugin and John Ruskin, among others. An author and architect, Jones was extremely active throughout his career as a book designer, interior decorator, tile, silk, furniture, and carpet designer - all of which will be lavishly presented in this book.
Carol A. Hrvol Flores is associate professor in the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She has been director of that university's London Centre, and was visiting scholar at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, and is currently program chair of the Nineteenth-Century Association. Widely recognized as a leading authority on Owen Jones, she has contributed articles on him to over thirty international publications.