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Art workers' quarterly

Art workers' quarterly

Morris, William, 1834-1896; Crane, Walter, 1845-1915; Ashbee, Charles Robert, 1863-1942; Daubney, A. H; Paulson Townsend, William George, 1868-1941; Morris, May, 1862-1938; Art Workers' Quarterly (Firm : London); Hazell, Watson & Viney (Firm : London); Janette Ray Rare Books (Firm : York); Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society; Architecture Librarians Group

Founded "to supply designs in a readily applicable form to those who do not invent, plan, or adapt ornament, and who find difficulty in obtaining good and suitable suggestions for their work." The Art Workers' Quarterly, subtitled, A Portfolio of Practical Designs for Decorative and Applied Arts, was published in five volumes by Chapman & Hall, London, between 1902 and 1906. The editor was W.G. Paulson Townsend, the author of several books and articles on the decorative arts. In his foreword to volume 1, no. 1, he wrote that the object of The Art Workers' Quarterly, was provide a source of inspiration for art workers and “to supply designs in a readily applicable form to those who do not invent, plan, or adapt ornament, and who find difficulty in obtaining good and suitable suggestions for their work. Further, it is his aim to assist those who may have some knowledge of the principles on which ornamental design is constructed, by publishing specimens of good work from the best historical and contemporary examples”

Serial. English.
Published 11 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London: Chapman & Hall, 1902-1906

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GSA Library Special Collection (Ask at Desk) 'Arts in Context'/ART Vols. I-II (1902-1903) ; IV-V (1905-1906) Missing: Vol. III (1904)

Details

Statement of responsibility: editor W. G. Paulson Townsend
Note: Published quarterly in January, April, July and October between January 1902 and October 1906 across 5 volumes, with occasional supplementary volumes. Each volume covers a calendar year, with continuous pagination. Some double-fold plates. Printed by Hazell, Watson & Viney, London. Subtitled from 1905 "A portfolio of practical designs for decorative and applied art". Contents pages to front of most volumes.
Note: This volume has an associated muniments file
Physical Description: 4 v. : ill. (some col.) ; fol. (31 cm)
Subject: Arts and crafts : nineteenth century British art; Artistic dress : twentieth century costume
Cited: NSTC, 0584396
Cited: OCLC 503902317, 906166750, 605003194
Custodial: Purchased from Janette Ray booksellers by Architecture Librarians Group and donated following Mackintosh Library fire of 23 May 2014. Volume II: Manuscript inscription to front "To Miss A. H. Daubney from W. G. Paulson Townsend for holiday work, 1909". Volume IV: Similar inscription dated November 1910.
Finding aids: Arts Search

Contents

  1. January and April 1902: William Morris.
  2. October 1902: May Morris.
  3. January 1903: Walter Crane.
  4. .April 1906: C R Ashbee