The Resource Documenting design : works on paper in the European collection of the Royal Ontario Museum, Howard Creel Collinson

Documenting design : works on paper in the European collection of the Royal Ontario Museum, Howard Creel Collinson

Label
Documenting design : works on paper in the European collection of the Royal Ontario Museum
Title
Documenting design
Title remainder
works on paper in the European collection of the Royal Ontario Museum
Statement of responsibility
Howard Creel Collinson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • To understand the history of decorative arts and design it is necessary to study the ways in which designs are created and transmitted. Documenting Design seeks to show how prints and drawings can demonstrate numerous aspects of the role of works on paper in the history of design
  • From early in the history of printmaking, prints were used to communicate designs both for specific objects and for ornamental patterns that could be applied to different kinds of objects, including architectural elements. A special category is the pattern- or model-book, intended to promote a particular style or approach to the design of furniture or decoration
  • Printed ornament sheets may also be self-contained works of art, unsuited to direct application to objects. Here, printed ornament becomes simply a genre of fine art, like landscape and portraiture, for example. This was especially so during the Rococo era
  • Countless buildings, rooms, objects, and decorative schemes - some of them famous in their day - no longer exist. Important design "events" such as festivities and ceremonies have often comprised great quantities of ephemeral architecture, decoration, and decorated objects. Such products of design can often only be studied in the prints and drawings that record their existence
  • Unlike prints, drawings can document and therefore present a unique insight into the process by which a designer develops and finalizes an idea. Drawings can also demonstrate the collaborative nature of the decorative arts: designers and makers were (and are) rarely identical
  • Many drawings have survived because they were contract drawings, meant to be shown to a potential customer or patron, and kept as a record of a transaction. Designs for metalwork were frequently drawn at full scale, both for maximum clarity and in order to create a vivid impression of the amounts of precious metal required
  • Since the 15th century, prints have been designed to be used as objects themselves, either in conjunction with other objects or as devices of communication. The variety of such works is vast; Documenting Design includes a theatre program, a menu design, and posters, among other types. Products of graphic design are often collected as documents of stylistic movements. Examples as various as Japonisme (late 19th century) and Psychedelic (1960s) are included
  • From Heinrich Aldegrever's jewel-like engraving Two Spoons and a Hunting Whistle of 1539 to Neo-Op Psychedelic Revival handbills of 1988, Documenting Design illuminates the importance of prints and drawings as documents of design history
Cataloging source
CaOTU
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1956-
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Collinson, Howard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NC225
LC item number
.C65 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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Royal Ontario Museum
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  • Musée royal de l'Ontario
  • Royal Ontario museum (Toronto, Canada)
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Design
  • Drawing, European
  • Prints, European
  • Drawing
  • Prints
  • Toronto
  • Design
  • Dessin européen
  • Estampes européennes
  • Dessin
  • Estampes
  • Prenten
  • Ontwerpen
  • Dessin européen
  • Estampe européenne
  • Design
  • Drawing
  • Drawing, European
  • Prints
  • Prints, European
  • Europe
  • Ontario
Label
Documenting design : works on paper in the European collection of the Royal Ontario Museum, Howard Creel Collinson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Issued in conjuction with an exhibition held at the Royal Ontario Museum, Mar. 27-Aug. 29, 1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. 117-120
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
viii, 120 pages
Isbn
9780802005571
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
93209052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27681276
  • (OCoLC)ocm27681276
Label
Documenting design : works on paper in the European collection of the Royal Ontario Museum, Howard Creel Collinson
Publication
Note
Issued in conjuction with an exhibition held at the Royal Ontario Museum, Mar. 27-Aug. 29, 1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. 117-120
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
viii, 120 pages
Isbn
9780802005571
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
93209052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27681276
  • (OCoLC)ocm27681276

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