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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1875

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Page 55 - An Act to provide for celebrating the One Hundredth Anniversary of American Independence, by holding an International Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures, and Products of the Soil and Mine...
Page 10 - A few of the pupils who have shown most skill and taste are sent to the Superior Art School at Nuremberg. " Thus there have been established in the kingdom of Wurtemberg more than four hundred drawing-schools ; and this organization, which does not date back more than ten years, has already led to very decided improvements in the manufactures of the country. " It is satisfactory to know that the designers trained in these schools, if they evince any considerable degree of taste and invention, easily...
Page 55 - Domini 1776, the birthday of the nation; and whereas it is deemed fitting that the completion of the first century of our national existence shall be commemorated by an exhibition of the natural resources of the country and their development, and of its progress in those arts which benefit mankind, in comparison with those of older nations...
Page 8 - Among all the branches of instruction which, in different degrees from the highest to the lowest grade, can contribute to the technical education of either sex, drawing, in all its forms and applications, has been almost •unanimously regarded as the one which it is most important to make common.
Page 9 - Exhibition of 1867, England stood among the foremost, and in some branches of manufacture distanced the most artistic nations. It was the schools of art, and the great collection of works of industrial art at the South Kensington Museum, that accomplished this result. The United States still held her place at the foot of the column.
Page 56 - SECT. 7. That no compensation for services shall be paid to the Commissioners or other officers provided by this act from the Treasury of the United States ; and the United States shall not be liable for any expenses attending such exhibition, or by reason of the same.
Page 14 - Just as libraries are worthless to those who cannot read, so are art collections to those who cannot comprehend them ; just as all literature is open to him who has learned to read, so is all art to him who has learned to draw, whose eye has been trained to see, and his fingers made facile to execute.
Page 16 - ... After expressing in the strongest terms the importance, in their judgment, to the State of general artistic and technical training, they say, " The special purpose of this school is to train teachers of drawing and the arts of design. It is the first institution of the kind established in this country.
Page 56 - ... the President shall, through the Department of State, make proclamation of the same, setting forth the time at which the exhibition will open, and the place at which it will be held ; and he shall communicate to the diplomatic representatives of all nations copies of the same, together with such regulations as may be adopted by the commissioners, for publication in their respective countries...
Page 13 - Indeed, this has already been exemplified in a marked degree in the different developments of the schools of science in the several States, adapting themselves, in their chief courses of instruction, to the industrial demands of their localities. So we may hope to have, in the art-future of this country, as have the different European countries, art-capitals famous for their peculiar developments.

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