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 Milton Cameron - ANU Press
A group of young scientists commissioned Australia's leading architects to design their private houses. The houses that resulted from these collaborations rejected previous architectural styles and embraced modernist ideologies and aesthetics.
- 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.
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 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.