Addresses of the Superintendents of the Department of Practical Art, by H. Cole and R. Redgrave

Addresses of the Superintendents of the Department of Practical Art, by H. Cole and R. Redgrave

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ... hand, it is at once made apparent to every one; and, if drawn to the right size, I think few would fail to recognise the fuschia. Thus then drawing becomes, so to speak, a Ian guage of accurate description, a universal medium of explanation, and moreover may be, to men of other professions as well as to the artist, a means of treasuring facts and collecting stores of truths; and the surgeon and engineer, the botanist, the zoologist, the entomologist, and indeed many other professions, may, equally with the artist or the architect, write down in such a shorthand the interesting facts of their profession; while the manufacturer, the tradesman, and the artizan can by its means keep a common-place book of valuable hints and recollections. Again, by means of drawing, the employer and the employed interchange their mutual wants in a manner so easily intelligible that mistakes and errors are almost precluded, and the time and property thus saved amply repay the hours of study necessary to attain such a means of intercommunion of ideas. Added to all these advantages--advantages, you will observe, common to all men--there is this further one, bearing expressly upon the objects for which Schools of Design were originally founded by the Government, namely, that the training in form, in proportion, in beauty of contour and in colour, --in fact, the education of the eye necessarily obtained by the practised draughtsman, --together with the study of the examples which in the course of training will be set before the student, so influence his judgment, and so improve his taste in the progress of their acquirement, that another great end now proposed by this Department will have been arrived at, and we shall have educated a public qualified to more

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  • English
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  • 1236597370
  • 9781236597373