Notes and Queries

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An Endeavor Towards the Teaching of John Ruskin and William Morris

Being a Brief Account of the Work, the Aims, and the Principles of the Guild of Handicraft in East London (Classic Reprint)

Author: Charles Robert Ashbee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781332899227

Category: Education

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Excerpt from An Endeavor Towards the Teaching of John Ruskin and William Morris: Being a Brief Account of the Work, the Aims, and the Principles of the Guild of Handicraft in East London June 23rd, 1888. A kindly public gave the funds for supporting the school for two trial years; while the Guild, launching as an independent venture, announced its intention of taking up three lines of practical work: woodwork, metal work, and decorative painting, and intimated the ambitious hope that it would one day take over the school, for which purpose, when formulating its constitution, it laid by a first charge on its profits. When this was written, the two sides of the exper iment, the productive and the educational, were closely allied. It is possible that they may become so again, but probably not in the same manner as formerly, and probably only through some gra dual process of internal growth. At the moment of writing a class in design is being conducted at Essex House by Mr. C. Spooner. It has been started by the men themselves and is attended by some eight or ten cabinet makers, metal workers and blacksmiths. In section II. Of this book also where I deal with the future of Essex House as a centre of craftsmanship I have pointed to certain uses of an educational nature to which the house itself may, it is hoped, shortly be placed. Social 88 municipal conditions, however, it would seem, are not at present favourable to the carry ing on conjointly of a productive workshop and of a school of a public nature. We claim, however, to have established the principle, and though it may, owing to circumstances, have had tobepart ly modified a abandoned, its working has none the less been proved a success. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Old Rectory

The Story of the English Parsonage

Author: Anthony Jennings

Publisher: Sacristy Press

ISBN: 1910519510

Category: Architecture

Page: 386

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A “humdinging page-turner of a book” (The Spectator) that will “give great pleasure” (Country Life). The Old Rectory examines the history of the English parsonage through the centuries, and their many and varied styles of architecture. Explore the lives of famous inhabitants and discover the scandals of neglect.


Author: Nikolaus Pevsner,Bridget Cherry

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300096590

Category: Architecture

Page: 661

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This guide shows that from prehistoric Stonehenge and Avebury to railway age Swindon, the rolling countryside of Wiltshire encompasses every aspect of English building. Thirteenth-century Salisbury cathedral is set in a spacious close, within a planned medieval town.

The Great Fire of London

Author: Stephen Porter

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780750928090

Category: History

Page: 184

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Places the fire in historical perpective and examines the events leading up tp, during and after the fire, including the program to rebuild the city.