First published in 1963, The Schools of Design is a history of English Art Education. The story of the genesis of English art schools is one of the fierce conflicts in which private feuds mingle with questions of principle. It is a story of administrative chaos and open scandal in which some long-forgotten figures are involved; others – such as Haydon, Gladstone, Alfred Stevens, Dyce, Stafford Northcote, Etty and Henry Role – appear in a new role. In itself this forms an entertaining study full of incident and drama. Many of the problems that presented themselves in the 1840s are still with us today and no one who is interested in the place of art in our society can afford to neglect the lessons of the Schools of Design. This book will be of interest to students of art and history.

chapter I|20 pages

The Academic Idea

chapter II|17 pages

Reynolds And The Academy

chapter III|13 pages

Haydon and the Radicals

chapter IV|13 pages

The Select Committee of 1835

chapter V|13 pages

The Schools in Being

chapter VI|22 pages

The Dyce Experiment

chapter VII|43 pages

The branch Schools

chapter VIII|12 pages

Under New Management

chapter IX|21 pages

The 'Rebellion of Forty-Five'

chapter X|36 pages

The Special Committee

chapter XI|13 pages

The Triumvirate

chapter XII|16 pages

The Select Committee of 1849

chapter XIII|13 pages

The End of the Schools

chapter XIV|11 pages

The Outcome