The Bases Of Design, 1909
In the introduction of his treatise The Bases of Design, Crane characterizes design as a "living tree" with "vital veins and nerves … springing from connected and collective roots." This analogy is represented in the cover image, in which the tree of design grows from root-words including, "symbolic," "architectural," "graphic," and "collective." Crane advises readers that, "it is most important to keep in mind the real fundamental connection and essential unity of art."
It is credited
Smithsonian Libraries, NK1510 .C89.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 19.7 × 13.7 cm (7 3/4 × 5 3/8 in.)