The journal of design and manufactures

  • 1849-1852
London: Chapman and Hall
  • Vol. 1, no. 1 (Mar. 1849)-v. 6, no. 36 (Feb. 1852).</br></br>"The Journal of Design and Manufactures" (1849-1852) was published in London, edited by Henry Cole and Richard Redgrave. Focusing on decorative and applied arts, the journal aimed to improve British industrial design and educate public taste. Actual samples of fabric and wallpaper were included in the issues, and designs analyzed. Attention was also devoted to critiques of contemporary pottery, glass and metals. Other contents include news items, book reviews, and original papers on topics ranging from copyright to the importance of botany study to design. The 1851 Great Exhibition is heavily discussed. Illustrations are scattered throughout. Editors Cole and Redgrave were significant figures in British design education reform. Redgrave (1804-88) was an artist, teacher, and administrator. Sir Henry Cole (1808-1882) was active in education and arts administration, organized the Great Exhibition of 1851, and helped form the applied arts collections that grew into the South Kensington Museum, later the Victoria and Albert Museum, where he served as the first museum director. The six compilation volumes presented here constitute the full run (36 monthly issues) of this short-lived journal. Each volume includes six issues with a contents index. Original volumes are held at the UW-Madison, Kohler Art Library.

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London: Chapman and Hall
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6 volumes : illustrations, plates, plans, mounted samples ; 22 cm
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