Practical designing. A handbook on the preparation of working drawings.
London, George Bell & Sons 1902.
8vo. viii + 327 + (1)pp, 2 folding plates, many text ills. Publisher’s stamped cloth. Prize bookplate recording that this copy was given as a prize to Lawrence J.Labey in May 1904.
The title is deceptive, for the book’s primary purpose was to “ supplement the ordinary course of design taught in our Schools of Art, by explaining, from the manufacturer’s point of view, the limitations and requirements imposed by the material”. It thus comprises essays by ten recognised experts on the practicalities of designing carpets, textiles, pottery, tiles, metal work, stained glass and so on ; these include Gleeson White himself, Selwyn Image (on stained glass), Owen Carter (on tiles), Arthur Silver and George C.Haité. Reissue of a book first published in 1893.