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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