The Art & Ethics of Dress

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Page 49 - ... this means. The health of woman is, as we have seen, if possible even more important for the welfare of the race than that of man, and the influence of her body upon her mind is, in a sense, greater, so that its needs should be supreme and primary.
Page 42 - Nor would your pupils come to you unless the children of their parents' neighbors were all simultaneously being sent to school. We wish not to be lonely or eccentric, and we wish not to be cut off from our share in things which to our neighbors seem desirable privileges. In the schoolroom, imitation and emulation play absolutely vital parts. Every teacher knows the advantage of having certain things performed by whole bands of children at a time. The teacher who meets with most success is the teacher...
Page 41 - ... of the intimate and essential connection between utility and beauty. It lies in the pitiful assumption that she can achieve her end by imitation, that she can be the thing she envies if she look like that thing. The matter of dress is the more important, because bound up with it is a whole grist of social and economic problems. It is part and parcel of the problem of the cost of living, of woman's wages, of wasteful industries, of the social evil itself. It is a woman's most direct weapon against...
Page 9 - Proposition 12. All junctions of curved lines with curved or of curved lines with straight should be tangential to each other.
Page 41 - The Woman Who Spends.") Social economics is preeminently a woman's problem, especially if Miinsterberg's assertion is widely true that in America it is the women who have the leisure and the cultivation to direct the development of social conditions.
Page 9 - BEAUTY OF FORM is PRODUCED BY LINES GROWING OUT ONE FROM ANOTHER, IN GRADUAL UNDULATIONS. THERE ARE NO EXCRESCENCES ; NOTHING COULD BE REMOVED AND LEAVE THE DESIGN EQUALLY GOOD OR BETTER. " Beauty is produced by the pleasing appearance and good taste of the whole, and by the dimensions of all parts being proportioned to each other.

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