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Nineteenth-Century Design
Objects, Images and Spaces (Visual and Material Culture)

Edited By

Clive Edwards

ISBN 9780367233587
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
532 Pages 97 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This is volume two in a four-volume edition of primary source materials that document the histories of design across the long nineteenth century. Each volume is arranged by appropriate sub-themes and it is the first set of primary sources to be gathered together in this comprehensive and accessible format.

Design refers to more than simply products and personalities or even cultural ideas, it involves consideration of ways of design thinking and applications as well as the philosophies and the other disciplines that impinge upon it. Here, the second volume looks at the designed objects, images, and spaces that were created in the period. These include discussion of design in interiors, industry, fashion, graphics, and architecture amongst others.

The volumes will be of interest to a range of scholars and students, including those in art and design history, visual culture, and nineteenth-century material culture. They will also be of interest to a broad range of scholars working in areas including aesthetics, gender, politics and philosophy.

Table of Contents

Volume 2

Introduction - Objects Images and Spaces (Visual and Material Culture)

Part 1. Domestic Design

1. George Morant, Report From the Select Committee on Arts and Principles of Design and Their Connexion With Manufactures: With the Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index (London: H.M.S.O. 1836), Session 2, Q. 497- 579.

2. [Anon], ‘On Furnishing’, London Society, 7, 1865, pp. 500-505.

3. Walter Smith, ‘The Lessons of the Exhibition’, Examples of Household Taste, (New York: R. Worthington, 1877), extract, pp. 497-521.

4. Lewis Foreman Day, ‘The Woman’s Part in Domestic Decoration’, Magazine of Art, 1881, pp. 457-62.

5. Moncure Conway, Travels in South Kensington (London: Truber & Co. 1882), pp. 154-159.

6. Gleeson White, ‘The Epoch-Making House’, The Studio, 56, November 1897, pp. 102-112.

7. John H. Elder-Duncan, ‘A Short Summary of A Century of Applied Art’ The House Beautiful and Useful (London: Cassell, 1907), pp. 9-17.

8. Walter Crane, ‘William Morris and His Work’, William Morris to Whistler (London: G Bell & Sons Ltd, 1911), extract, pp. 16-21.

Part 2. Industrial Art/Industrial Design

9. [Anon], ‘Josiah Wedgwood’, The Architect, 1, 17 April 1869, pp. 197-199.

10. Charles Russell Hewlett, ‘Relation of Industrial Art to Manufactures’, Art and Progress, 4, 12, 1913, October pp. 1147–1150.

11. William Burton, Designing for Machine-Made Goods (Manchester, Municipal School of Technology, 1911), pp. 1-9.

2.1 Metal Work

12. Matthew Digby Wyatt, ‘Theory’, Metal-Work and Its Artistic Design (London: Day & Son, 1852), pp. xi-xix

13. [Anon] ‘Gothic Metalwork’, The Art Journal, N. S. 7, 1861, pp. 281-284, 333-336.

14. Auguste Willms, Industrial Art (Birmingham: Cornish Bros, 1890), extract, pp. 3-16.

15. [Anon] ‘Electric Light and the Metal Crafts’, Art Journal, 66, October 1904, pp. 321-328.

2.2 Jewellery

16. Charles Blanc, ‘On Design in the Composition of a Jewel’, Art in Ornament and Dress (London: Chapman and Hall, 1877), pp. 236-246

17. [Anon] ‘Vulgarities of English Jewellery Design’, The Builder, 61, September 1891, pp. 235-237.

18. Morris Hartmann, ‘the Art Industries of America: Xi. Designing and Making of Jewelry’, Brush and Pencil, 17:1, 1906, pp. 2–7.

19. Mrs Hadaway, ‘Development in the Art of Jewellery’, Journal of The Royal Society of Arts, 56:7, February 1908, pp. 287-297.

20. Roger Fry ‘A Modern Jeweller’, Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs, 17: 87, 1910, pp. 169–174.

2.3 Ceramic & Glass

21. Matthew Digby Wyatt, ‘On the Influence Exercised on Ceramic Manufactures by the Late Mr. Herbert Minton’, Journal of The Society of Arts, 6: 288, May 1858, pp. 441-52.

22. [Anon], ‘How Shall We Furnish Our Houses? China, Glass, and Silver Ware.’ The New Path, 2: 9, 1865, pp. 141–146.

2.4 Furniture

23. E. A. Poe, ‘Philosophy of Furniture’, Burton's Gentleman's Magazine and Monthly American Review, 6, 1840, pp. 243-45.

24. [Anon] ‘The Art-Furniture Fever’, Tinsley’s Magazine, 12, 1873, pp. 648-65

25. David Denning, Review of Development of Furniture’ The Art and Craft of Cabinet-Making (London: Whittaker & Co., 1891), extract, pp. 27-39.

26. Stephen Webb, ‘Furniture’, Arts and Crafts Essays by Members of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society With A Preface by William Morris (London: Rivington, Percival, & Co. 1893), pp. 89-98.

2.5 Textile Design

27. A Glasgow Printer, ‘Designers and Schools of Design’, The Art-Union, X, September 1848, pp. 266-267.

28. Matthew D. Wyatt, ‘On the Principles of Design Applicable to Textile Art’, The Art Treasures of the United Kingdom, Edited by J.B. Waring, Esq. (London: Day & Son, 1858), pp. 71-82.

29. Alexander Millar ‘Design in Modern Carpets’, Journal of The Society of Arts, 42: 2161, 20 April 1894, pp. 433-451.

2.6 Graphic and Visual Design

30. Philip Gilbert Hamerton, ‘The Distinction Between Useful and Aesthetic Drawing’, The Graphic Arts: A Treatise on the Varieties of Drawing, Painting, and Engraving in Comparison With Each Other and With Nature, (London: Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1882), pp. 6-16.

31. William Morris, A Note by William Morris on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press, and A Short Description of the Press by S. C. Cockerell, and An Annotated List of Books Printed Thereat (Hammersmith: Trustees of William Morris, 1898. Printer: Kelmscott Press), pp.1-6.

32. Marion Spielmann, ‘Posters and Poster-Designing in England’, Scribner's Magazine, 18, July 1895, pp. 34-47.

2.7 Wallpaper

33. Walter Crane, ‘Of Wallpaper’, Arts and Crafts Essays: by Members of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society (London: Rivington, Percival & Co,) 1893, pp. 52-61.

2.8 Dress & Fashion

34. Mary Merrifield, Dress as Fine Art (Boston: Jewell and Co, 1854), extract, pp. 10-19.

35. Caroline Stephen, ‘Thoughtfulness in Dress’, Cornhill Magazine, 18, 1868, pp. 281-293.

36. G-L. [Edward Gladstone-Lingham] ‘Male Attire’, The Science of Taste: Being A Treatise on Its Principles (London: Stanford, 1879), pp. 179-193.

37. Oscar Wilde, ‘The Philosophy of Dress’, New-York Daily Tribune, 19 April 1885, p. 9.

38. J. B. Firth, ‘Nottingham Lace and Fashion’, The Economic Journal, 3:12, December 1893, pp. 709-715.

39. Arthur L. Liberty, ‘On the Progress of Taste in Dress, in Relation to Manufacture’, Aglaia: The Journal of the Healthy and Artistic Dress Union, 3, 1894, pp. 27-31.

2.9 Engineering

40. Samuel Clegg, ‘Introduction’, Architecture of Machinery: An Essay on Propriety of Form and Proportion (London: Architectural Library, 1842), pp. 1-4.

41. [Anon] ‘Beauty of Design in Machinery’, Mechanics: A Weekly Journal of Engineering and Mechanical Progress, New York, 24 February 1883, pp. 135-136.

42. Frank O. Marvin, ‘The Artistic Element in Engineering’, Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, August 1896 (The Association: Salem, 1897), pp. 85-96.

43. [An Engineering Correspondent], ‘The Design of Aeroplanes’, The Times, 19 October 1910, p.13.

44. Arthur J. Davis, ‘The Architecture of the Liner’, Architectural Review, 35, 1914, pp. 87–110.

2.10 Urban Design (Inc. Architecture)

45. Ebenezer Trotman, ‘Some Remarks on Architectural Design, as Affecting the Inferior Arts Connected With Building’, Architectural Magazine, 2:11, January 1835, pp. 3-7.

46. A. W. N. Pugin, An Apology for the Revival of Christian Architecture in England (London: J. Weale, 1843), pp. 9-12.

47. [Anon] ‘Singular Origin of Mr. Paxton's Design for the Building in Hyde Park’, The Standard, 12 October 1850.

48. [Anon] ‘The Style of the New Foreign office’, Ecclesiologist, CXXXV, December 1859, pp. 366-370.

49. Edward S. Prior, ‘The Design of Gardens’, Hobby Horse, XXVI April 1892, pp. 41-51.

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Clive Edwards is Emeritus Professor of Design History at Loughborough University