Studio: international art — 38.1906

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Recent Designs in Domestic Architecture

peace, and I think that if he is more Un*
known the appreciation of that particu ar p
be shared by many others. It is a com or o
of a man existing in our age of abnorma as
will so deliberately work out his thoug ts, SP
neither time nor labour in order to express
his designs ; and I would point out as an1^ ^ ^

of this the man^ ~

found

many little ingenious tail-pieces to e
in the book, all showing the fertility o
invention of Mr. Parrish’s mind. And, let me
you, these little fragments are as great a

upon the artistic mind as the more serious
designs.

11 Fashion is perhaps nowhere more powerful tha
in matters of illustration. For instance, a strong
comes along, and starts a manner of lining :

;, and the weaker brethren see perhaps

Publishers

man

it is attractive,

the manner first, and are caught by it.
find the manner attractive to the pu 1C a > ...
when a young student, desiring to kel-0™e
trator, takes his work to them, deman t a
work in a certain given style that has become
popular. That is not the way either to show
respect to the strong man, or to allow ot er
to develop any originality that may be m
One publisher at least has been strong en°uo
break through this habit, and has broug t e
us this delightful artist, whose manner it wi
be possible to imitate unless
there is strength behind it.

I earnestly commend Mr.

Parrish’s work to every stu-
dent, to every lover of art,
and to the public at large.”

As one listened to an
appreciation so warm and
so spontaneous, one was
immediately

one
reminded

of

the discovery of the Trench
painter, Jean Francois Mil-
let, by William Hunt, the
famous art-teacher of Bos-
ton. Such an occurrence
gains immensely by its very
rarity in interest and value,
and to one who was so
interested in the future of
these charming books, the
opportunity was too good
to be lost. Permission was
sought from the professor to
embody his appreciation in
a published article, and it
is with such permission that

this article now appears. All lovers of illustrated
books, whether artists or writers, will find in it
much matter of interest; for if true illustration
reaches its highest level in a harmonious expression
of one beautiful idea by two different arts, surely in
the appearance of these books, where artist and
writer have such undoubted mastery each in his
own particular sphere, and are at the same time
so harmonious in spirit, so complementary to each
other, we have a most noteworthy example of the
illustrator’s art, and one that should not fail to be
accorded its proper meed of public fame.

J. H. Irvine.

R'

ECENT DESIGNS IN DOMESTIC
ARCHITECTURE.

Mr. Baillie Scott has furnished us
with the following interesting observations con-
cerning the “House in the Midlands,” of which
some illustrations are given here as an example of
certain principles of design :—

“ The house was evolved for a site in the Midlands
which seemed steeped in those associations of the
country and of country life which are peculiarly
and typically English. A field serene and level, set
with great oaks backed by woodland and bordered
by tangled hedges—such was the stage and setting

A HOUSE IN THE MIDLANDS:
ENTRANCE COURT

M. H. BAILLIE SCOTT,
ARCHITECT

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