Principles of Decorative Design
by Christopher Dresser
Publisher: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. 1875
Number of pages: 182
My object in writing this work has been that of aiding in the art-education of those who seek a knowledge of ornament as applied to our industrial manufactures. I have not attempted the production of a pretty book, but have aimed at giving what knowledge I possess upon the subjects treated of, in a simple and intelligible manner. I have attempted simply to instruct.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Henri Delaborde - Cassel & Co.
Engraving, in the strict sense of the word, is no invention due to modern civilization. But centuries elapsed before man acquired the art of multiplying printed copies from a single original, to which art the name of engraving has been extended.
- Thayer & Chandler
In this work we devote special chapters to the various features of china painting such as lining, mixing of colors, etc., and with this lesson the beginner has a fair start; she will soon learn what the different combinations of colors will produce.
by Michael Owen Jones - Utah State University Press
Jones explores the human impulse to create, the necessity for having aesthetically satisfying experiences, and the craving for tradition. He also considers topics such as making chairs, remodelling houses, preparing and eating food, and more.
by Frank Alvah Parsons - Doubleday
This book may be of service to somebody in pointing out what a house is really for and what it should express. It is designed also to make clear the essential qualities which are the life and soul of each of the decorative periods in history.