The Bases of Design
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The Bases of Design

By Walter Crane
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Book Description

A survey of design culminating up to Crane's own aesthetic principles, with hundreds of illustrations. A standard work focusing on the development of aesthetic design, dedicated to Charles Rowley, head of the Manchester Municipal School of Art.

Table of Contents
  • THE BASES OF DESIGN
  • PREFACE
  • AUTHOR'S NOTE ON THE PRESENT EDITION
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • CHAPTER I.—OF THE ARCHITECTURAL BASIS
  • CHAPTER II.—OF THE UTILITY BASIS AND INFLUENCE
  • CHAPTER III.—OF THE INFLUENCE OF MATERIAL AND METHOD
  • CHAPTER IV.—ON THE INFLUENCE OF CONDITIONS IN DESIGN
  • CHAPTER V.—OF THE CLIMATIC INFLUENCE IN DESIGN—CHIEFLY IN REGARD TO COLOUR AND PATTERN
  • CHAPTER VI.—OF THE RACIAL INFLUENCE IN DESIGN
  • CHAPTER VII.—OF THE SYMBOLIC INFLUENCE, OR EMBLEMATIC ELEMENT IN DESIGN
  • CHAPTER VIII.—OF THE GRAPHIC INFLUENCE, OR NATURALISM IN DESIGN
  • CHAPTER IX.—OF THE INDIVIDUAL INFLUENCE IN DESIGN
  • CHAPTER X.—OF THE COLLECTIVE INFLUENCE
  • INDEX
  • FOOTNOTES
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