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Title A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Creator Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940
Subject Artists; Painters; Artists' writings
Subject Local Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940; Artists--Utah--Biography; Harwood, Harriett Richards, (1870-1922)
Description These memoirs of Utah artist and teacher James T. Harwood cover a wide range of subjects including farming, gardening, bird watching and cooking. But, primarily, "A Basket of Chips" is about his early love, Harriett Richards, and their life together.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributors Olpin, Robert S.; Ward, Margery W.; Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, S. Lyman
Date 1985
Type Text
Format image/png
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 12
Coverage 1860-1940
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 14.5 cm x 22.75 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number N 6537 H364 A2 1985
ARK ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj
Topic Artists; Painters; First person narrative
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 327930
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj

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Title Basket of Chips, page 080
Description A Basket of Chips thought, as I write, is chiefly of the mass who study it only superficially. Both these and those who specialize in any line of art must learn the use of the tools of art in the same way . . . . Powers of keen observation and hand control sufficient to represent objects on paper are necessary equipment for success in the field of art, and so of course free hand drawing from still life and nature must be studied. History of design, ornament and costume should also be studied, as well as the principles of good design and the science of color . . . . When these tools of art are grasped they can be applied in many ways, even by the novice.. . . even primitive man many ages ago reveled in art feeling. In his weapons and cooking utensils he blended perfectly the principle of use and beauty. The bowls and handles were not left plain and monotonous but were carved or painted in appropriate designs which in no way detracted from the use of the object. This very fact about primitive man shows that art is a fundamental expression of the human mind, so the great purpose of general art training is to carry out this idea of linking beauty with use in order to make life more enjoyable . . . . Some of the commercial fields open to the artist are: advertising in magazines, on bill- boards, on street car cards, and in newspapers; professional millinery, weaving, costume designing; textile, linoleum, wall paper and rug designing; home decorat- ing; landscape gardening; the making of gift cards, murals, and the other crafts, including jewelry, pottery, copper, brass work and leather work. Architecture is such a great field of human expression that it should have special mention . . . . Finally there are those smallest groups of all professional artists, the easel artists and sculptors. Although their work is not on the same commercial basis as the others, their remuneration comes from intermittent sales of their creations and from teaching. They are the ones whose mission is to start the next generation out on their artistic journeys, and to instill in their minds a real and growing love for all things beautiful." J. T. Harwood, "Some Real Objectives in Art Educa- tion," Utah Educational Review 2815) (May 1925) ~379-80, 420. 80
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Source A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327560
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327560