Nicholas Frankel (NHC Fellow, 2001–02)

Project Title

The Discourse of Decoration: Ornament and Design in Victorian Britain

Virginia Commonwealth University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2001–02

Nicholas Frankel wrote three chapters for his book The Discourse of Decoration: Ornament and Design in Victorian Britain. His essay entitled "The Ecstasy of Decoration: Owen Jones's The Grammar of Ornament" will appear in the journal Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide (February 2003), and another essay entitled "The Ecology of Decoration: Design and Environment in the Writings of William Morris" is currently under publisher's review. He also wrote a review essay titled "The Hermeneutic Value of Material Texts," which will appear in TEXT: Transactions of the Society for Textual Scholarship 15 (2002).