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Design & Decorative Arts

e-books in Design & Decorative Arts category

Book cover: Modern Design in Jewellery and FansModern Design in Jewellery and Fans
by - Offices of The Studio ,
The Editor has selected a number of representative modern examples of design by British and Continental workers, which bear testimony to the great advance that has recently been made in the rendering of the jeweller's and fan-maker's arts.
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Book cover: The China Painter Instruction BookThe China Painter Instruction Book
- 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.
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Book cover: JewelleryJewellery
by - G. P. Putnam's Sons ,
Jewellery may be defined as comprising various objects adapted to personal ornament, precious in themselves or rendered precious by their workmanship. The jewel as personal ornament may be merely decorative, or it may be useful as well as ornamental.
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Book cover: Contemporary Ceramics: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of ArtContemporary Ceramics: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
by - 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.
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Book cover: Interior Decoration : Its Principles and PracticeInterior Decoration : Its Principles and Practice
by - 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.
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Book cover: Engraving: Its Origin, Processes, and HistoryEngraving: Its Origin, Processes, and History
by - 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.
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Book cover: Industrial Arts DesignIndustrial Arts Design
by - 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.
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Book cover: Exploring Folk ArtExploring Folk Art
by - 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.
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Book cover: Monograms and CiphersMonograms and Ciphers
by - T. C. & E. C. Jack ,
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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Book cover: Principles of Decorative DesignPrinciples of Decorative Design
by - Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. ,
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 aimed at giving the knowledge in a simple and intelligible manner.
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Book cover: Furniture for the CraftsmanFurniture for the Craftsman
by - 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.
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Book cover: First Principles of Symmetrical BeautyFirst Principles of Symmetrical Beauty
by - W. Blackwood and sons ,
From the table of contents: Nature of the science of aesthetics explained; Plane figures the bases of all forms; The isosceles triangle; Universal application of the composite ellipse in the arts of ornamental design; and more.
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Book cover: Art, Design and Visual ThinkingArt, Design and Visual Thinking
by - Cornell University ,
An introduction to visual arts and design that stresses the components of visual thinking and visual language underlying design and the fine arts. It serves students with a wide range of experience, no background is needed, no special skills.
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Book cover: Woman as DecorationWoman as Decoration
by - 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.
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Book cover: Hand-Book of Wood EngravingHand-Book of Wood Engraving
by - 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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Book cover: Illustrated History of FurnitureIllustrated History of Furniture
by - 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.
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Book cover: Best of FarshchianBest of Farshchian
by ,
Mahmoud Farshchian is a world renowned master of Persian painting and miniatures. He is the most prominent modernizer of the field of miniatures, an art form which was first established in Ancient Persia and later spread to other countries.
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