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 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.
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.
by William H. Varnum - Scott, Foresman and Company
As a textbook, this is a practical guide for designing in wood, clay, and base and precious metals. It is intended for individual student use in the High Schools, Normal Schools, and Colleges and as a reference book for elementary school teachers.
by Frederick Litchfield - Truslove & Hanson
An overview of the decorative furniture and woodwork, from the earliest period until the present time. Illustrations are arranged in chronological order, and the descriptions are explanatory of the historical changes which have affected the furniture.