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 William A. Vollmer - McBride, Nast & company
Topics: Planning the living-room; Designing the dining-room; Decorating and furnishing the bedroom; The problem of the bathroom; The proper treatment for the nursery; Characteristic halls and stairway types; Planning the kitchen; and more.
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 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.
by Frank Alvah Parsons - 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.