Heraldry for Craftsmen & Designers (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Macmillan, 1913 - Heraldry - 426 pages
0 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 8 - ... falls into affectation. Proper ornamentation may be defined as a language addressed to the eye; it is pleasant thought expressed in the speech of the tool. In the third place, we would have this series put artistic craftsmanship before people as furnishing reasonable occupations for those who would gain a livelihood. Although within the bounds of academic art, the competition, of its kind, is so acute that only a very few per cent can fairly hope to succeed as painters and sculptors; yet, as...
Page 7 - In the first place, we wish to provide trustworthy text-books of workshop practice, from the points of view of experts who have critically examined the methods current in the shops, and putting aside vain survivals, are prepared to say what is good workmanship, and to set up a standard of quality in the crafts which are more especially associated with design. Secondly, in doing this, we hope to treat design itself as an essential part of good workmanship. During the last century most of the arts,...
Page 7 - Preface impossible to detach design from craft in this way, and that, in the widest sense, true design is an inseparable element of good quality, involving as it does the selection of good and suitable material, contrivance for special purpose, expert workmanship, proper finish, and so on, far more than mere ornament, and indeed, that ornamentation itself was rather an exuberance of fine workmanship than a matter of merely abstract lines. Workmanship when separated by too wide a gulf from fresh thought...
Page 11 - This book is an attempt to place before designers and craftsmen such an account of the principles of the art of heraldry as will enable them to work out for themselves the many and various applications of it that are possible to-day.
Page 174 - King, my new bed of red velvet, embroidered with ostrich feathers of silver, and heads of leopards of gold, with boughs and leaves issuing out of their mouths.
Page 154 - The cap of estate first appears, surmounted by his leopard crest, on the head of King Edward III in the great seal made for him in February 1339-40 on his assumption of the title of king of France. Whether the cap has any connexion with the assumption of the king's new title it is difficult to say, but its more common name of 'cap of maintenance' would acquire a significant meaning could such connexion be proved.
Page 7 - EDITOR'S PREFACE IN issuing this volume of a series of Handbooks on the Artistic Crafts, it will be well to state what are our general aims. In the first place, we wish to provide trustworthy text-books of workshop practice, from the points of view of experts who have critically examined the methods current in the shops, and putting aside vain survivals, are prepared to say what is good workmanship and to set up a standard of quality in the crafts which are more especially associated with design....
Page 242 - On erery principal! pinnacle in the lowest story of the same new Crosse, the Ymage of a Beast or a foule, holding up a fane, and on everie principal! pinnacle in the second story the image of a naked Boy with a Targett, and holding a Fane.
Page 337 - Spatters argent on eche a double rose gules and argent crowned golde. In 1569 a new grant was made to the Company by the three kings-of-arms in these terms : Quarterly the first sables a Cheveron betweene three flewmes argent: the seconde quarter per pale argent and vert on a Spatter of the first, a double Rose gules and argent crowned golde: the third quarter as the seconde and the fourth as the first: Over all on a Crosse gules a lyon passant gardant golde. A final example of this class must be...
Page 336 - ... thelme a Dove argent bekyd & membred gewles, holding in his beke by the stalke flowre gentle in propre color, stalked verte set on a wreth golde & gewles, mantelled gewles, lyned argent, buttoned golde...

Bibliographic information