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.
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by William Andrew Emerson - Lee and Shepard Publishers
Practical instruction in the art for persons wishing to learn without an instructor. The book contains a description of tools and apparatus used, explaining the manner of engraving various classes of work. A history of the art is also given.
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In laying out this book I have put into it the experience of many years of actual work in the designing of Monograms, Ciphers, Trade-Marks, and other letter devices. I have given the work much thought in order to present the most useful material.
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