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Wood-CarvingDesign and Workmanship by Jack, George

Wood-CarvingDesign and Workmanship by Jack, George

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WOOD-CARVING
WOOD-CARVING
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DESIGN AND
DESIGN AND
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WORKMANSHIP

BY GEORGE JACK
WITH
DRAWINGS BY THE AUTHOR
AND OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS

NEW YORK
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY
1903

[6]
Copyright, 1903,
By D. Appleton and Company
All rights reserved
Published October, 1903
[7]
EDITOR'S PREFACE
In issuing these volumes 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 practise, 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, save painting and sculpture of an academic kind, were little considered, and there was [8] a tendency to look on "design" as a mere matter ofappearance. Such "ornamentation" as there was was usually obtained by following in a mechanical way a drawing provided by an artist who often knew little of the technical processes involved in production. With the critical attention given to the crafts by Ruskin and Morris, it came to be seen that it was 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

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