Heraldry for Craftsmen & Designers

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Page 8 - ... falls into affectation. Proper ornamentation may be defined as a language addressed to the eye; it is pleasant thought expressed in the speech of the tool. In the third place, we would have this series put artistic craftsmanship before people as furnishing reasonable occupations for those who would gain a livelihood. Although within the bounds of academic art, the competition, of its kind, is so acute that only a very few per cent can fairly hope to succeed as painters and sculptors; yet, as...
Page 7 - In the first place, we wish to provide trustworthy text-books of workshop practice, from the points of view of experts who have critically examined the methods current in the shops, and putting aside vain survivals, are prepared to say what is good workmanship, and to set up a standard of quality in the crafts which are more especially associated with design. Secondly, in doing this, we hope to treat design itself as an essential part of good workmanship. During the last century most of the arts,...
Page 423 - ... This book belongs to that extremely rare class in which every line bears the impress of complete mastery of the subject. We congratulate Mr. Johnston on having produced a work at once original and complete.
Page 424 - EXTRACT FROM The Morning Post. "... Every phase and process in weaving is described with so clear and careful an exactitude, that, helped as the text is by the Author's sketches and diagrams, the reader should have no difficulty in conquering with its aid the rudiments of the craft.
Page 7 - Preface impossible to detach design from craft in this way, and that, in the widest sense, true design is an inseparable element of good quality, involving as it does the selection of good and suitable material, contrivance for special purpose, expert workmanship, proper finish, and so on, far more than mere ornament, and indeed, that ornamentation itself was rather an exuberance of fine workmanship than a matter of merely abstract lines. Workmanship when separated by too wide a gulf from fresh thought...
Page 423 - EXTRACT FROM The Pall Mall Gazette. " Mrs. Christie has performed her task to admiration, . . . and her lucid explanations of various kinds of stitches . . . should be of value to all workers at embroidery or tapestry weaving and to novices anxious to learn.
Page 154 - Craftsmen,' p. 154 : — The cap oŁ estate first appears, surmounted by his leopard crest, on the head of King Edward III. in the great seal made for him in February, 133940, on his assumption of the title of King of France. Whether the cap has any connexion with the assumption of the King's new title it is difficult to say, but its more common name of " cap of maintenance " would acquire a significant meaning could such connexion be proved. According to the " Little Device " for the coronation...
Page 424 - ... reader should have no difficulty in conquering with its aid the rudiments of the craft." PORTFOLIOS (in the Series) already issued. SCHOOL COPIES AND EXAMPLES. Selected by WR LETHABY and AH CHRISTIE. 12 Drawing Copies (i in colours), with Descriptive Letterpress.
Page 424 - THE MORNING POST" "... Every phase and process in weaving is described with so clear and careful an exactitude that, helped as the text is by the author's sketches and diagrams, the reader should have no difficulty in conquering with its aid the rudiments of the craft.
Page 11 - This book is an attempt to place before designers and craftsmen such an account of the principles of the art of heraldry as will enable them to work out for themselves the many and various applications of it that are possible to-day.

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