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    Costume design and illustration PDF book by Ethel Traphagen (1918)

    Download  Costume design and illustration PDF book by Ethel  Traphagen (1918) With Illustrations and Examples Costume Design and Costume Illustration are not always looked upon as distinctly different branches of what is termed fashion work, but in truth, there is a marked difference between them. Contents of the book: I. Sketching 1  II. Drawing without Models …. 13  III. Methods 27  IV. Color 63  V. Design 75  VI. The Fashion Silhouette ….. 83  VII. Period Fabric Design 91  VIII. Outline of Historic Costume … 99  IX. Bibliography .127  X. A Reading and Reference List of  Costume, Arranged Alphabetic-  ally 137  XI. Artists whose Work Has Bearing  ON Period Fabrics or…

  • Art,  Art and Crafts,  embroidery,  Teach yourself

    Modern embroidery by Mary Hogarth PDF book (1938)

    Modern embroidery by Mary Hogarth PDF book (1938) (rug hooking, embroidered panels) It is generally recognized today, and strongly so in the United States, that technical skill is not in itself sufficient to produce work of distinction, but that a basis of good design is equally essential. While this has never been denied in the case of painting and sculpture, there has until recently been a tacit assumption that one or two “minor” arts, such as that of embroidery, could get along very well without much conscious design, — were, if anything, the better for it. The art of the embroideress was judged rather by the cunning of her fingers…

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    Download The principles of design PDF (1905) by Woolliscroft Rhead

    The principles of design Free PDF (1905) by Woolliscroft Rhead New book upon the principles of ornament has become a necessity to the Art teacher no less than to the Art student, for during the last two or three years an entirely new syllabus of the subject has been issued by the Board of Education, differing materially from the old one.  This covers a much wider area, and properly so, as an ornament in its wider sense covers the whole field of art, and it is only during the last century or so that the arts of painting and sculpture, and the decorative arts, have been divorced from architecture, and…

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    A grammar of colouring applied to decorative painting and the arts PDF book (1888)

    A grammar of colouring applied to decorative painting and the arts  PDF book (1888) by George Field  I have therefore introduced new diagrams of the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors, with their numerical equivalents, which will, I trust, render the subject more clear than it has hitherto been. I have next developed the hints on the modes of operation, and have given ample and practical instructions as to the methods of mixing colors, and the manipulation generally adopted in Sepia, Water-colour, Tempera, Oil, and Fresco Painting, with information as to the materials and implements, used a section which will, I hope, be found practically useful to the student.WISDOM is the…

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    Drawing and engraving : a brief exposition of technical principles and practice by Philip Gilbert Hamerton

    Drawing and engraving: a brief exposition of technical principles and  practice by Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1892) There was very little choice about the method of treatment, as the subjects were vast and the space rigorously limited. I could only say what was most important and say even that laconically. The style of the papers had to be simply didactic. As a rule, I am unwilling to assume an authoritative tone, but may have as much right to it as anybody else, after giving the best part of forty years to the study of these or cognate subjects. The first knowledge that ought to be acquired about drawing and engraving whether…

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    How to appreciate prints by Frank Weitenkampf (Engraving) PDF book

    How to appreciate prints by Frank Weitenkampf (Engraving) PDF book To claim or attempt historical completeness for a book such as the present one would be preposterous. It would be futile to boil down all the facts in the many books on the subject into a compressed, full, and dry record of names and dates. Numerous data are given, as a matter of course, because they illustrate various general principles on which the appreciation of prints is based. Esthetic criteria are inevitably influenced by the historical and local associations and by technical considerations, and these points must, therefore, be brought out. But the emphasis is on appreciation, and the end…

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    Modelling and sculpture; (1911) PDF book by Albert Toft (with Illustrations)

    Modelling and sculpture; (1911) PDF book by Albert Toft Many books on almost every conceivable phase of Art have been published in recent years, and it may be asked why I, a sculptor by profession, have chosen to tread the thorny path of literature and add to their number. I know of no work dealing exclusively, like this, with the purely technical side of plastic or glyptic Art, and affording the student, so far as a book can, every practical detail necessary to a complete knowledge of his craft. I have endeavoured, as plainly and directly as possible, to place before him the result of many years’ practical experience, and…

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    Plot by Ansen Dibell ( Elements Of Fiction Writing) PDF book

    Plot by Ansen Dibell ( Elements Of Fiction Writing) PDF book Ansen Dibell is the pen name of a teacher/writer/editor whose five-novel science fiction series, The Rule of One, has been inter¬ nationally published. After earning MA, MFA, and Ph. D. degrees from the Writers’ Workshop of the University of Iowa, Dibell went on to a diversity of jobs including delivering phone books door to door and serving as a college president. Active with community writers’ groups and college level writing programs, Dibell calls herself a writing coach: “Many people contend that creativity can’t be taught. Maybe not. But, like any other sophisticated performance skill—from playing the violin to Bowling…

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    80 Woodcraft Projects PDF book by Ronald P. Ouimet (easy projects for your Home)

    80 Woodcraft Projects PDF book by Ronald P. Ouimet  (easy projects for your Home) Excerpt from the author’s introduction This collection of major woodcraft projects is geared for the woodworker with some degree of skill and experience. And yet, it has been my purpose to keep the project construction easy to follow. The items included express fine design, including modern and American period styling. Wherever possible, time-saving construction techniques have been presented. The projects in this book range from items that can be made using only basic tools and requiring only a few hours time to more difficult pieces involving complex cuts and joinery. Because the lathe, a special¬ ty…

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    Teach Yourself Carpentry PDF book by Leonard Cutts with Illustrations

    Download Teach Yourself Carpentry (1940) Free PDF book by Leonard Cutts Excerpt from the editor’s introduction:The desire to make things is inherent in most of us, and in accordance with our own particular make-up so we begin to make furniture, paint pictures, beat out metal, make model ships, or whatever it may be. Some crafts call for special ability in one direction or another, and if one does not happen to possess it the craft is ruled out entirely. Woodwork is almost unique in this connection, for there are very few people who cannot go in for it. This is partly because anyone, given intelligent application, can learn to work…