Art, Design and Visual Thinking
by Charlotte Jirousek
Publisher: Cornell University 2007
An introduction to visual arts and design that stresses the components of visual thinking and visual language underlying design and the fine arts. The text is intended to serve students with a wide range of experience, no background is needed, no special skills.
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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.
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 David Ramsay Hay - 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.
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.