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 Jane Adlin - Metropolitan Museum of Art
The collection shows the extraordinary breadth of styles postwar artists have been able to create. The experimentation of the early pottery-making 'rule breakers' of the era gave rise to one of the most creative periods in the history of ceramics.
by Thomas F. Googerty - The Bruce publishing company
This book is written by a man who is now recognized as a master craftsman in wrought metal. Hes work in wrought iron is comparable in design and finish to the best work that has been produced in that material. The author has moreover been a teacher.
by Emily Burbank - Dodd, Mead and Co.
This illustrated book is a brief guide for the woman who would understand her own type, make the most of it, and know how simple a matter it is to be decorative if she will but master the few rules underlying all successful dressing.
by Paul D. Otter - Davis Williams Co.
The author concentrates on furniture of the middle class, this puts design within reach of the amateur craftsman, as well as the hobbyist who will spend his weekends making sawdust and turned legs. Hobbyists will find a fund of furniture ideas.