Designs on the Landscape: joh Paul andn Thomas Sandby in North Britain John Bonehill ehill Stephen Daniels Designs on the Landscape: Paul and Thomas Sandby in North Britain John Bonehill and Stephen Daniels In 1749, the architect John Gwynn published a short Essay on Design, promoting 1. John Gwynn, An Essay on Design: Including Proposals for Erecting a Public Academy (London: I. the wide application of its principles and their manual expression in drawing. Brindley, S. Harding and M. Payne, 1749), Together with the publication of drawing manuals and texts on perspective, or pp. 26, 69. the marketing of optical viewing aids and devices, often with impressive 2. For discussion of Gwynn’s proposals for technical names, Gwynn’s pamphlet addressed a growing fascination with the founding an academy in the context of art world practical uses and possibilities of design. It was a modern, rational means of debates of the period, see Matthew Hargraves, organising and planning the world, of (re)ordering society as well as the Candidates for Fame: The Society of Artists of Great Britain 1760–1791 (New Haven, CT and London: environment. Design, as promoted by Gwynn, offered a way of safeguarding Yale University Press, 2005), pp. 12–13, passim.
Oxford Art Journal – Oxford University Press
Published: Aug 1, 2017
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