Author:Lewis Foreman Day

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Lewis Foreman Day
English designer. F.S.A. Decorative artist. Vice-President of the Society of Arts. Master of the Art Workers' Gild. Author of several books on design and ornament.[1]

This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica
Articles written by this author are designated in the EB1911 by the initials "L. F. D."


  • Instances of Accessory Art: Original Designed and Suggestive Examples of Ornament, with Practical and Critical Notes (1880)
  • Some Principles of Every-day Art: Introductory Chapters on the Arts Not Fine (1882)
  • The Anatomy of Pattern (1887)
  • The Planning of Ornament (1887)
  • The Application of Ornament (1888)
  • "Of Designs and Working Drawings" in Arts and Crafts Essays (1893)
  • Alphabets Old and New (1898)
  • Sketch Designs for Artistic Objects in Pottery and Glass, Metal-work, etc. (1899)
  • The Art of William Morris (1899)
  • Art in Needlework: A Book About Embroidery (1900)
  • Lettering in Ornament: An Enquiry Into the Decorative Use of Lettering, Past, Present, and Possible (1902)
  • Stained Glass (1903)
  • Moot Points: Friendly Disputes on Art and Industry Between Walter Crane and Lewis F. Day (1903) with Walter Crane
  • Pattern Design: A Book for Students Treating in a Practical Way of the Anatomy, Planning and Evolution of Repeated Ornament (1903) (transcription project)
  • Ornament and Its Application: A Book for Students Treating in a Practical Way of the Relation of Design to Material, Tools and Methods of Work (1904)
  • Enamelling: A Comparative Account of the Development and Practice of the Art (1907)
  • Nature and Ornament (1909)
  • Windows: A Book About Stained and Painted Glass (1909)
  • Penmanship of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: A Series of Typical Examples from English and Foreign Writing Books (1911)

Contributions to EB1911[edit]


  1. "DAY, Lewis Foreman". Who's who, biographies, 1905: page 413. 

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1928, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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