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Christopher Dresser, Principles of Decorative Design

Christopher Dresser publishes Principles of Decorative Design.

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Irena Yamboliev, “Christopher Dresser, Physiological Ornamentist”

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Siobhan Carroll, "On Erasmus Darwin’s The Botanic Garden, 1791-1792"

Shannon Draucker, “Hearing, Sensing, Feeling Sound: On Music and Physiology in Victorian England, 1857-1894”

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Jan 1857 to Dec 1858

Christopher Dresser, “Botany as Adapted to the Arts and Art-Manufacture”

Figure 1. Christopher Dresser, nature’s diaper patterns, from “Botany as Adapted to the Arts and Art-Manufacture” (1857-1858). Public domain.Christopher Dresser publishes “Botany as Adapted to the Arts and Art-Manufacture” in The Art Journal as an eleven-part essay.

Image: Christopher Dresser, nature’s diaper patterns, from “Botany as Adapted to the Arts and Art-Manufacture” (1857-1858). Public domain.

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Irena Yamboliev, “Christopher Dresser, Physiological Ornamentist”

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Wendy S. Williams, "‘Free-and-Easy,’ ‘Japaneasy’: British Perceptions and the 1885 Japanese Village"

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24 Nov 1859 to 24 Nov 1859

On the Origin of Species

Publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species: Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Image. "Charles Darwin, on the Origin of Species. London: John Murray, 1859.

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Nathan K. Hensley and John Patrick James, “Sooth Moth: Biston Betularia and the Victorian End of Nature.

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1862

Christopher Dresser, The Art of Decorative Design

Figure 6. Ornamental motifs that evoke the “mental conception” of a leaf-bud. Plate II from Dresser, _The Art of Decorative Design_ (1862). Courtesy of the Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.Expanding on his studies of botany and ornament, the designer Christopher Dresser publishes The Art of Decorative Design, in which he argues that ornamentists should look to the laws that orchestrate plant growth and the laws that condition how the human mind reacts to form. Dresser’s “scientific” approach to design engages with the then-new empirical inquiries into aesthetic perception, the physiological or psychological aesthetics. Exact month of publication unknown.

Image: Plate II from Dresser, The Art of Decorative Design (1862). Courtesy of the Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.

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Irena Yamboliev, “Christopher Dresser, Physiological Ornamentist”

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Morna O’Neill, “On Walter Crane and the Aims of Decorative Art”

Wendy S. Williams, "‘Free-and-Easy,’ ‘Japaneasy’: British Perceptions and the 1885 Japanese Village"

Siobhan Carroll, "On Erasmus Darwin’s The Botanic Garden, 1791-1792"

Shannon Draucker, “Hearing, Sensing, Feeling Sound: On Music and Physiology in Victorian England, 1857-1894”

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