The Architectural and Other Art Societies of Europe; Some Account of Their Origin, Processes of Formation and Methods of Administration, with Suggestions as to Some of the Conditions Necessary for the Maximum Success of a National

The Architectural and Other Art Societies of Europe; Some Account of Their Origin, Processes of Formation and Methods of Administration, with Suggestions as to Some of the Conditions Necessary for the Maximum Success of a National

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...S. C. Chase, were secured. Herrick, the engraver, was afterwards secured to give periodical lessons in his specialty to the pupils, and lectures were delivered by decorative-artists. There were the usual changes of regulations which always mark a vital organization; and the President, after a visit to Europe, expressed the natural gratification of an organizer in discovering similar general methods of administration prevailing in the Ecole des Beaux Arts. The jealousy of their artworkmen was occasionally encountered in the confessions of their employers; and it is not creditable to the sagacity--to say nothing of anything else--of the National Academicians that their names did not appear oftener as sympathizers in a movement which, in its action through the minor arts, could not possibly, in the long run, help serving the higher ones. The Treasurer of the Academy sent a friendly note, however, expressing his desire to be useful, and the Editors of the Crayon, Messrs. Stillman and Durand, expressed their sympathy and desired to be made the organ of any communications from the managers, likely to interest the public.. Mr. Daily, and subsequently Mr. Haughwout, of the well-known establishment for china and fancy wares, also deserve honorable mention for sending teachers to the school and receiving the pupils into their designing establishment; and Mr. Putnam, the publisher, for employing them in the preparation of engravings. So satisfactory, indeed, was the progress made by the pupils that a little more than a year after the initiation of the School, one of them received from the American Institute the diploma for the best minor's work; and, a year later, the demand for their services (notwithstanding the jealousy before alluded to) was such that...show more

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  • 9781236585059