Basic Design is a clear, authoritative introduction to the basic elements of the plastic arts. Maurice de Sausmarez describes how student working on his own without art school facilities or expensive equipment can pursue a course of study which will reveal to him the fundamental pictorial elements of all artistic expression, and the dynamic forces contained in these elements. Clarifying a subject about which there has been some confusion of thought, and containing a very wide variety of magnificent illustrations, this book will be of the greatest value to young artists both professional and amateur. It is a 'must' for all art teachers and art students. -- Introduction excerpt inside front cover.