Studies in Design

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Gibbs Smith, 2002 - Architecture - 40 pages
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Studies in Design (Historic Reprint)by Christopher Dresser $45.00 hardcover 1-58685-185-3 August8 x 12 in, 160 pp, 60 Color Plates, Rights: W, DesignIn Christopher Dresser's own words, "I have prepared this Work with the hope of assisting to bring about a better style of decorations for our houses. My book is intended to help the decorator and to enable those who live in decorated houses to judge, to an extent, the merit of the ornament around them." Indeed, in this reprint of the classic Studies in Design, the timeless designs and wisdom of Christopher Dresser are reintroduced. Originally published in 1875, Studies in Design features Dresser's exquisite design and classic theories that have enduring appeal.Christopher Dresser is considered by many to have been the most influential designer of the nineteenth century, and his designs later had a major influence on the Arts & Crafts and Modernist movements. Dresser's designs, which later influenced other artisans such as William Morris and Charles Tiffany, reveal exotic influences from such locations as Egypt, Japan, China, India, and Morocco.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTORY
1
ON THE PRODUCTION OF ORNAMENT
3
ON THE NECESSITY FOR GAINING POWER OF DRAWING AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE PRINCIPLES OF ORNAMENT AT THE SAME TIME
5
ON THE NECESSITY FOR KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORIC ORNAMENT
7
ON THE POWER OF ART TO ENNOBLE AND BEAUTIFY AND ON MEANS TO BE EMPLOYED
9
ON THE MEANS BY WHICH REPOSE IS ATTAINABLE IN DECORATION
11
ON THE NECESSITY OF NEWNESS OF STYLE IN ORNAMENT
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ON THE APPLICATION OF ORNAMENT TO BUILDINGS OF VARIOUS ARCHITECTURAL STYLES
15
ON THE DECORATION OF WALLS
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ON THE WOODWORK OF ROOMS
25
ON CORNICES
27
ON THE NECESSITY FOR HARMONY BETWEEN ALL THE PARTS OK A ROOM
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ON THE SUITABLE DECORATION OF ROOMS INTENDED FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES
31
ON THE TREATMENT OF THE GROTESQUE
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ON COMBINATIONS OK THE EXAMPLES GIVEN IN THE PRESENT WORK
35
ON METHODS OF DECORATING ROOMS
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ON TRUTHFULNESS OF EXPRESSION IN ORNAMENTATION
17
ON THE VARIOUS WAYS IN WHICH ROOMS MAY BE DECORATED
19
ON THE NECESSITY FOR COLOURING AND DECORATING CEILINGS AND ON MODES OF TREATING THEM
21
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
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Christopher Dresser is considered by many to have been the most influential designer of the nineteenth century, and his designs later had a major influence on the Arts & Crafts and Modernist movements. In this reprint of the classic Studies in Design, the timeless designs and wisdom of Christopher Dresser are showcased. Dresser's designs, which later influenced other artisans such as William Morris, reveal exotic influences from locations such as Egypt, Japan, China, India, and Morocco.Originally published in 1875, these beautifully reproduced designs and timeless design theories have enduring appeal.

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