The Bases Of Design.




George Bell and Sons.





Item Description

FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. 6.25 x 9.5 inches. ix + [i] + 365 + [1] pp. + [10] pp. publisher's advertisements. Title page in red and black. Bound in original dark green cloth, gilt, with gilt blocks including title page vignette on front board. Deckled edges. Red and white pictorial endpapers with names of 24 art, craft and design subjects. A little wear to extremities and scattered foxing throughout, including preliminaries; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated throughout in black and white, by 205 photo-zincotypes. including whole page plates, paginated in text. Decorated by title page vignette and by Chiswick Press printer's device at end. First edition of a standard work on the development of design. 'The substance of the following chapters originally formed a series of lectures addressed to the students of the Manchester Municipal School of Art during my tenure of the directorship of Design at that institution.' Walter Crane (1845-1915), the noted illustrator considers the many bases of aesthetic design in ten chapters covering every mental and physical influence. As quoted as part of the title page and front board vignette, these are: Symbolic, Graphic, Individual, Collective, Conditions, Climatic, Racial, Utility, Material and Architectural.

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