Art in Every Day Life

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Kessinger Publishing, Aug 1, 2004 - Art - 508 pages
1927. The object of this book is to show the principles of art as they are seen in familiar works of art, and as they are related to every day problems, such as house design and decoration, store decoration, costume design, advertising, and city planning. In each of these fields one works with sizes, shapes, colors, and textures, which must be selected and arranged in accordance with principles of beauty. These principles are fully explained, and they are applied in so many various fields that even the person without native ability can learn to apply them to any problem. A significant feature of the book is the profusion of illustrations-both photographs and drawings-which clearly demonstrate the main points of the text. These are so fully described in the legends that it is possible quickly to review the facts contained in the book by studying the illustrations. Contents: The Importance of Good Taste; Structural and Decorative Design; Harmony; Proportion; Balance; Rhythm; Emphasis; How to Know Color; How to Use Color; Solving an Art Problem; How to Make a Design; Dress Design. Part I. Standards for Judging a Costume; Dress Design. Part II. How to Plan a Dress; Dress Design. Part III. Adjuncts of Dress; Dress Design Part IV. Table of Suggestions for Persons Who Have Unusual Problems in Dress; Dress Design. Part V. Color in Dress; Dress Design. Part VI. Human Proportions and Figure Construction; Interior Design. Part I. Personality Express Through Choices; Interior Design. Part II. The Rooms of a Homelike House; Interior Design. Part III. Making the Best of One's Possessions; Interior Design. Part IV. Selection and Arrangement of Pictures; Interior Design. Part V. Flower Arrangement; andCity Planning.

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