Title: On colour, and on the necessity for a general diffusion of taste among all classes : with remarks on laying out dressed geometrical gardens, examples of good and bad taste, illustrated by woodcuts and coloured plates in contrast
Year: 1858 (1850s)
Authors: Wilkinson, John Gardner, 1797-1875
Subjects: Color Decoration and ornament Gardens
Publisher: London : J. Murray
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
Digitizing Sponsor: Getty Research Institute
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PKEFACE. In writing the accompanying remarks on colour and thenecessity of encouraging taste, I have been actuated by adesire to see England rival, and if possible excel, othercountries in all the various branches of aesthetic art. I haveventured to point out what appear to me to be certain errorsand misconceptions, into which we have fallen or are liableto fall; and I have endeavoured to show how important it isthat all classes of the community should appreciate the beau-tiful, and encourage the production of good works. Withoutthis we may vainly hope that taste will take permanent rootin the country, or that the studies now so laudably encou-raged by some valuable institutions will produce any generaland lasting benefit. If I appear to censure, it is only from aregret that errors should be repeated without correction ; andmy remarks are not made with a view to find fault but to showwhy we have sometimes failed to produce a work deservingof praise, and to point out what should be avo
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