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Ideals In Art: Papers Theoretical Practical Critical | by Walter Crane



The collected papers which form this book have been written at different times, and in the intervals of other work. Most of them were specially addressed to, and read before the Art Workers' Guild, as contributions to the discussion of the various subjects they deal with; so that they may be described as the papers of a worker in design addressed mainly to art workers. They are not, however, wholly or narrowly technical, and the point of view frequently bears upon the general relation of art to life.

TitleIdeals In Art: Papers Theoretical Practical Critical
AuthorWalter Crane
PublisherGeorge Bell & Sons
Year1905
Copyright1905, George Bell & Sons
AmazonIdeals in Art: Papers Theoretical, Practical, Critical

Ideals-In-Art: Papers Theoretical Practical Critical

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Works By Walter Crane

The Bases Of Design. With 200 Illustrations, many drawn by the author. Third Edition. Crown 8vo, 6s. net.

Line And Form. A Series of Lectures delivered at the Municipal School of Art, Manchester. With 157 Illustrations. Third Edition. Crown 8vo, 6s. net.

The Decorative Illustration Of Books, Old And New. With 165 Illustrations. Fourth Edition. Crown 8vo, 6s. net.

London: George Bell And Sons

BY.Walter.-Crane

Author of "Line Form"

Ideals In Art Papers Theoretical Practical Critica 2

London:George.Bell.&.S0NS:1905

Chiswick Press: Charles Whittingham And Co. Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, London.

-Preface
The collected papers which form this book have been written at different times, and in the intervals of other work. Most of them were specially addressed to, and read before the Art Workers' Guild, as...
-Of The Arts And Crafts Movement: Its General Tendency And Possible Outcome
IT seems a strange thing that the last quarter of the nineteenth - or what I was going to call our machine-made - century should be characterized by a revival of the handicrafts; yet of the reality of...
-Of The Arts And Crafts Movement. Part 2
The Chamber Idyll Wood Engravings by Edward Calvert The Flood The Lady and the Rooks The Brook and printed by himself which remain the remark-able monument of his neglected genius. The gr...
-Of The Arts And Crafts Movement. Part 3
It is notable that at the outset the initiation of that practical revival was due to a group of artists, including the names already mentioned, and although in later days the practical direction of th...
-Of The Arts And Crafts Movement. Part 4
All this time we had, as we still have, a Royal Academy of Arts. But somewhere in the early eighties arose certain bold, bad men who - not satisfied with an annual picture-show of some two thousand wo...
-Of The Arts And Crafts Movement. Part 5
Yet, if a workman is worthy of his hire, the good craftsman is surely worthy of due personal credit for his skill, and if superior skill has a tendency to increase in market value, we need not be surp...
-Of The Arts And Crafts Movement. Part 6
In the second, transformation has not taken place to the same extent, which may, perhaps, be more or less accounted for by the consideration of those economic questions before spoken of, in so far as ...
-Of The Teaching Of Art
The teaching of Art! Well, to begin with, you cannot teach it. You can teach certain methods of drawing and painting, carving, modelling,construction,what not - you can teach the words, you can teach ...
-Of The Teaching Of Art. Continued
Granting this, however, would go a long way towards solving the next problem - What to teach? for we should then find that art was not separable from life. Children are never at a loss what to learn,...
-Of Methods Of Art Teaching
Methods of teaching in art are, I take it, like most other human methods, of strictly relative value, depending at all times largely upon the current conception of the aims, purpose, and province of a...
-Note On Tolstoi's "What Is Art?"
Count Tolstoi's book is, for the most part,averyfierce and trenchant attack upon modern, as well as some ancientart, from the point of view of a social reformer and an ascetic and iconoclastic zealot....
-Of The Influence Of Modern Social And Economic Conditions On The Sense Of Beauty
That modern conditions of life are destructive to the sense of beauty I do not doubt, yet I am by no means sure that sensitiveness to beauty - or to its absence - in our daily surroundings is so very ...
-The Influence Of Modern Social And Economic Conditions On The Sense Of Beauty. Continued
Many of the features I have described are found also in most modern cities in different degrees, and are still more evident in the United States, where there is nothing ancient to stem the tide of mod...
-Of The Social And Ethical Bearings Of Art
The very existence of art in any form among a people is itself evidence of some kind of social life; and, indeed, as regards pre-historic or ancient life, is often the only record left of life at all....
-Of The Social And Ethical Bearings Of Art. Part 2
A great church was inscribed within and without with Bible history, and the lives of saints were enshrined for an ensample to all in the living language of the painter or the carver. The evil-doer wa...
-Of The Social And Ethical Bearings Of Art. Part 3
I hope that we shall not be content as a people to remain satisfied with so little of the refining influence of art and beauty in our daily lives. We are beginning to realize the immense loss and depr...
-Of Ornament And Its Meaning
The decorative sense as expressed in the rich and varied field of surface ornament is now so much taken as a matter of course, and so associated with certain historic styles, racial types and climatic...
-Thoughts On House-Decoration
House-Decoration, it would seem, is almost synonymous with civilization, and certainly has been co-extensive with its development in the world. The domestic interior, so far as we are able to realize ...
-The Dwelling
By Lionel F. Crane Sketch for Collective Dwelling containing Sixteen Cottages with Common Dininghall, Kitchen etc. Scale Section of the dwelling Section Of Courtyard Looking Towards Main Entran...
-The Dwelling. Part 2
Now, I take it, a painter or a decorator must be primarily concerned with producing something of beauty, even if, owing to circumstances over which he has no control, it cannot be a joy for ever. Le...
-The Dwelling. Part 3
Such types of houses, however out of date, ought not to be without interest to the house-painter and decorator, since they depend for keeping up appearances almost entirely upon fresh paint - and noth...
-The Dwelling. Part 4
The attention now being given in primary schools to brush-work, if wisely directed in its effects, by giving facility to young hands in the use of the brush, with its power of expressing form by direc...
-The Dwelling. Part 5
As a rule, in modern drawing-rooms and living-rooms, there are too many colours, as well as too much furniture. The proportions of the architect and the scheme of the decorator hardly have a chance. ...
-The Dwelling. Part 6
The reign of the big plate-glass window, I believe, is over, and certainly in such a climate as ours one needs as a rule to be assured one is really indoors. Certainly, nothing makes so much differenc...
-The Dwelling. Part 7
I have designed decorations (ceilings and friezes) in plaster and in stucco, and gesso worked in situ. These, in several instances, were gilded or silvered and lacquered so as to produce a low-toned m...
-Of The Progress Of Taste In Dress In Relation To Art Education
IF taste in dress could be traced to, or its cultivation and exercise were solely due to, the influence of the constant study of beautiful forms and fine historical models in design, as well as of the...
-Types Of Artistic Dress
Regarding dress as a department of design, like design, we may consciously bring to bear upon it the results of artistic experience and knowledge of form. Now, a study of the human figure teaches o...
-Types Of Children's Dress, Utility Simplicity, Picturesqueness
Yet each and all are constant and favourite subjects of the modern painter. Why? Fundamentally, I think, because their dress is expressive of their occupation and character, as may be said of the d...
-Types Of Working Dress Utility, Picturesqueness
Hungarian Peasant Costume: a Transyl-vanian Bride Sketched at Banffy Hunyad, Transylvania Hungarian Peasant Farmer Sketched at Banffy Hunyad, Transylvani Therefore, it seems to me that, thoug...
-Modern & Mediaeval Simplicity
But let us look at the ladies. Here at all events appears to be a field for the cultivation and display of taste and beauty for the sake of beauty and taste alone. Mere convenience and utility in a...
-Of Temporary Street-Decorations
The decoration of streets at times of public rejoicing seems to afford abundant opportunities for the exercise of artistic taste and fancy, and since in our time such occasions are apparently on the i...
-Temporary Street Decoration
Use Of Having Draperies & Heraldry sus and the Lamb those of the Inner and Outer Temple to mark their boundaries, with the Red and the White Rose. At Clifford's Inn the Art Workers' Guild could hang o...
-Of The Treatment Of Animal Forms In Decoration And Heraldry
The forms of animals furnish the designer in all kinds of decorative work, whether flat or in relief, with pleasant means of enriching and enlivening his pattern. Ornament may indeed reach great refi...
-Of The Designing Of Book-Covers
The book-cover, as a field for surface design, appears at first sight to offer in its many varieties a less restricted field for invention than perhaps any portable object of common use which demands ...
-Of The Use Of Gilding In Decoration
The use of gilding in decoration of all kinds seems to be as fascinating to the artist as its pursuit in the solid form appears to be to a large proportion of the human race. In both instances, too, t...
-Of Raised Work In Gesso
Decorative design in gesso stands, it may be said, midway between painting and sculpture, partaking in its variations of the characters of each in turn - the child or younger sister of both, holding, ...
-Of Raised Work In Gesso. Continued
I have worked figures on a frieze with a brush on a fibrous plaster panel, and had them cast afterwards, since plaster and glue on large surfaces without fibre is apt to crack off. The Dance was a f...
-The Relation Of The Easel Picture To Decorative Art
Despite the invention of oil painting (which Cennino considered only fit for lazy painters) and the fact that many easel pictures now produced appear to have a very remote relation to decorative art a...
-A Great Artist In A Literary Searchlight
Our late veteran idealist-sculptor-painter so often sat in the chair of the literary operator, whether journalistic critic, interviewer, or more serious biographical appraiser, that one imagines that ...









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