Denman Ross and American design theory /Marie Frank.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-288837

Description

xi, 321 p. : ill. ; 24 cm., Annotation In this masterful intellectual and cultural biography of Denman Ross (1853-1935), the American design theorist, educator, art collector, and painter who taught at Harvard for over 25 years, Marie Frank has produced a significant artistic resurrection.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Criticism and interpretation.
Design Study and teaching (Higher) History 20th century.

Originator

Frank, Marie Ann.

Contents

Introduction -- Formative years -- The theory of pure design -- Science, psychology, and formalist aesthetics -- Geometry, pure design, and dynamic symmetry -- Ross's course at Harvard -- Teaching the theory of pure design : art educators, artisans, and the public -- Epilogue -- Appendix. Letter from Denman Waldo Ross to John Walker.

Publication

Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England

Description

xi, 321 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Annotation In this masterful intellectual and cultural biography of Denman Ross (1853-1935), the American design theorist, educator, art collector, and painter who taught at Harvard for over 25 years, Marie Frank has produced a significant artistic resurrection.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-303) and index.

ISBN

9781584659693 (cloth : alk. paper)
1584659696 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781611680256 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1611680255 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks NC703.F73 2011

Other People and Orgs

Ross, Denman Waldo, 1853-1935

Places

United States