The Books ...
THESE are the 19 Books
making up the mainstay of the offer. All are full
scans complete with all illustrations. They
are in .pdf format for reading on a
computer using Adobe Reader, which
comes as standard usually (or is
This richly illustrated book features
numerous art nouveau colour plates (see
Book Of Studies in Plant Form & Design.
elements of Art Nouveau are flowing
plant-like elements. This c1896, 148
page, book makes essential reading.
c1915, 89-pages. Richly illustrated, as
are all the books offered in this
Design & Representation.
This 132 page ex libris volume is from
1910. Fully illustrated.
Design In Theory & Practice.
some 440 instructive pages.
Ideals In Art.
c1905, 308-pages, 'Collected papers,
theoretical, practical, critical.'
Industrial Arts Design.
c1916, 265-pages. 'A textbook of
practical methods for students, teachers
Line & Form.
by Walter Crane, c1914 and covering over
300 pages. Illustrated.
Modern Decorative Art,
c1910 and including some highly detailed
Modern Design In Jewellery & Fans.
c1902, 226-pages. As expected from the
period this richly illustrated books
features many examples of Art Nouveau
Modern Practical Design.
Nature Drawing & Design.
c1904, 66-pages, illustrated.
Nature In Ornament,
c1902. Heavy on art nouveau this is one
of the larger books at some 530-odd
c1903, 319-pages. 'A book for students
treating in a practical way of the
and evolution of repeated ornament.'
Principles of Decorative Design,
Progressive Design For Students,
Strong's Book Of Designs. c1917,
190-pages. A heavily illustrated book
rich in art nouveau designs.
Theory & Practice of Design,
c1894, 239-pages, ex-libris, 'An
advanced textbook on decorative art.'
The Principles of Design,
The texts are presented in a convenient Adobe Reader
form (.pdf files) suitable for all computer systems
and which allows each volume to be read individually
and at leisure.
This format also allows for all the essential illustrations to be shown in their full size, in-situ, as opposed to the text-only
sometimes offered. Adobe reader itself
is completely free to download from the Adobe web
site, although it usually comes pre-installed
standard on most computers.