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An Enquiry into Industrial Art in England - Nikolaus Pevsner

An Enquiry into Industrial Art in England

Paperback Published: 14th April 2011
ISBN: 9780521170659
Number Of Pages: 250

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Originally published in 1937, this book was created to provide a survey of the conditions and artistic value of design in British industries. Through interviews with manufacturers, managers of department stores and shops, principals and teachers of art schools, commercial designers, artists, and architects, principally in the Midlands area, a composite portrait is developed. This portrait emphasises the interaction of seemingly disparate elements in the production of quality design, and shows the complexity of the process whilst remaining concise and accessible. The text is also well presented, containing a large number of illustrative examples. This is a fascinating volume that will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of British design.

Survey of trades investigated
Electric and gas fittings
Textiles 1: furnishings (and dress) materials
Textiles 2: carpets
Silver and electro-plate
Plastic mouldings
Wireless cabinets
Leather goods
Art schools visited
The British Institute of Industrial Art
The Industrial Art Committee of the Federation of British Industries
The Gorell Committee
The Pick Council
The Design and Industries Association
The Society of Industrial Artists
The Royal Society of Arts
The Royal Academy and the Exhibition of British Art in Industry at Burlington House
Other exhibitions
Periodicals and books
Ration between good and bad in England and abroad
Sequence of trades according to artistic quality of products
Reasons for differences of artistic quality
Size of manufacturing unit
Organization of manufacturing unit
Old and new industries
Objects for use and objects for adornment
Hand-made and machine-made articles
Boom and slump
The creator of designs
The aesthetic value of cheap and expensive articles
The taste of the public
The social problem
Suggestions for improvement
art education
exhibitions - prices - registration of design
Other public institutions - private institutions - publications
The duties of the consumer
The duties of the manufacturer and the retailer
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ISBN: 9780521170659
ISBN-10: 0521170656
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 14th April 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.45