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Book Description
Second Edition. In many ways the work encapsulated all of Dresser’s philosophy of design in one volume: ‘I have not attempted the production of a pretty book, but have aimed at giving what knowledge I possess upon the subjects treated of, in a simple and intelligible manner. I have attempted simply to instruct ... If these lessons as now collected into a work should lead to the development of the art-germs which doubtless lie dormant in other working men, the object which I have sought to attain in writing and collecting these together will have been accomplished. (preface) 'The Studio' in a comprehensive reassessment of Dresser’ influence on design described ‘On re-reading Mr. Dresser's 'Principles of Decorative Design' one finds scarce a single theory of good taste that he advances or a single line of advice that he offers, but is as sound and pertinent today as then. If space permitted one might quote page after page and find not a line scarce a word that could not be endorsed by the most critical members of the Arts and Crafts Association today.’
Author DRESSER, Christopher.
Date 1876
Binding original purple cloth, upper cover decorated in gilt and black, spine lettered in gilt.
Publisher London, Paris & New York: Cassell Petter & Galpin.
Condition 4to, pp. vi, 167, [1] blank; 2 chromolithograph plates and numerous wood-engraved text illustrations;

Price: £250.00

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