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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has its roots in the attendance of eight uninvited theatre groups at the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival in 1947.
The exquisite images in this exhibition are taken from Owen Jones' design handbook 'The Grammar of Ornament' and are inspired by his travels in Spain.
The Edinburgh International Festival was established in 1947. Its aim was to stage a major international cultural event in Edinburgh, showcasing first-rate performances of classical music, dance, opera and theatre.

Our Town Stories – Edinburgh

Explore Edinburgh’s history through images and maps from the collections of Edinburgh Libraries. Discover the city’s past by reading the stories of its people, places and city life.