29 JUNE 1912, Page 10

Modern Practical Design. By G. W. Rhread. (B. T. Batsford.

7s. 6d.)—Although the writer does not break any new ground he has written a useful little book, treating of various forms of designing and their practical application. A good deal of space is devoted to the study of natural plant form with a view to its use in design. Instruction is also given in the methods employed in snaking repeating patterns, such as wall papers.