|See? Design is everywhere! I love these retro poster designs!|
|Amazing illustrations! And a whole section about architecture!|
|What every child should know- how to set a pretty table!|
But these terrific art books, called Art Stories, published by Scott, Foresman (who also published the Dick & Jane Readers), are amazing in every way. I have volumes one, two and three. I have never been able to find any other volumes, but these three are so inspiring- I wish every child could learn from them today. They were published in 1934, and the lessons in them is so much more than color wheels and drawing still lifes. They have lessons on architecture, interior design, art appreciation, perspective, color theory and harmony, and there's even a page or two about my profession: toy design! The overlying theory is that art is everywhere you look, and understanding design, line, form and color can help an individual improve his or her life. It seems very practical to me, where some schools of thought teach that art is merely personal expression, and has very little practical use in the world. These books are so refreshing!
|I love this book... there are several pages about my own profession- toy design!|
|I love the fun, colorful art deco illustrations|