Title :

Design instruction for artisans in eighteenth-century Britain

Author :
PUETZ, Anne ;
Publication year :
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
In England from the 1730s onwards, demands were increasingly made for the improvement of the design of nationally manufactured goods. Improved design was regarded as an essential prerequisite to the ability to compete on equal terms with rival, and especially French, producers of luxury goods. ... In the absence of an official policy and institution with control over design education for the applied arts, the 'market' stepped in to satisfy the need for instruction (in the form of private drawing schools and a variety of differently motivated publications including drawing and model books, treatises and engraved ornament), and provided the forum for debate. Two distinct periods (the 1740s-1768, and post-1768 to the early decades of the 19th c.) and the respective industries of greatest contemporary concern or visibility (textiles, woodcarving, furniture and interior decoration) serve as the basis for a more detailed analysis of the different drawing skills that were taught in the period, as well as of the various, and at times contending, meanings of the term 'design'. ;
Pagination/Size :
6 ill. ;
Topic :
French keywords :
Artisans ; Arts décoratifs ; Design ; Dessin ; Economie ; Education artistique ; Grande-Bretagne ; Livre de modèles ; Ornement ; Traité ; 1700-1800 ;
Descriptors :
Art education ; Artisans ; Decorative arts ; Design ; Drawing ; Economics ; Great Britain ; Ornament ; Pattern books ; Treatises ; 1700-1800 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Journal of design history, 1999, 12, 3
INIST identifier :
24969159 ;
ISSN 0952-4649 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Oxford University Press, Oxford
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