Principles of Decorative Design.

London: Academy Editions, 1973. Reprint of 1873 edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 167, indexed, over 100 illustrations, including 2 in color. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #22532

Dr. Christopher Dresser was one of the first of the few Victorian designers who totally accepted the advent of the machine. He was as perturbed as most of his contemporaries at the abysmal standard of mass-produced ornament. But his remedy was not in nostalgia for obsolete craft methods, it was to produce and adapt designs suited to the new manufacturing processes. This boo, first published in 1873, is one of his most practical and interesting books.A pioneer of functionalism, a precursor of Art Nouveau, Dresser's designs have a timelessness, an assurance and certainty that have rarely been equalled.

Price: $35.00

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