school the finishing Courses by the Guild. At the Villa Reale at Monza, then, the graduates of the School of Apprenticeship can attend the High School of Industrial Art, which comprises the School of Art and the Institute of Art, which respectively graduate the young people with the titles of Capo d'arte and Maestro d'arte." What results proceed are unquestionably demon strated by the high standard of individuality and the competent and outstanding confirmation obtained in the numerous exhibitions and competitions in which the Institute often participates. Assurances of which are not the reward of the excellent quality of the work done by the younger pupils, but of the whole school, judged on the strength of its cultural education and instruction in aesthetics. The greatest praise has been given to the direction both technical and artistic, constantly coupled with the subsequent course in the field of industry and the development of aesthetic taste since the school began like the gymnasium from which ought to come artificers capable of attacking the work or at least of creating a model. Indispensable coefficient of the fine results is that such direction should be taken in hand by one single person, who, with an eye to the scope and exacting needs, chooses the personnel to whom the instruction is entrusted. It is, in fact, the object of greatest care that the varied discipline, whether cultural and scientific or graphic and practical should be pivoted under one single director aiming at furnishing the future workers with all the knowledge and skill that will be indispensable to their work. And then the drawing instruction copying from life, geometrical design, composition, descriptive and plastic geometry, are closely connected in such a way that, becoming informed in the successive steps of analytical drawing, the students can execute in the workshop the imagined object, with the protection of a complete knowledge of all the problems to be met with. This same criterion is followed also in the direction of the High School at Monza, so that it can be called the continuation of the Professional School of Umanitaria. In a wonderful situation that all the schools of Europe could envy, the students find surroundings favourable to a healthy and calm life of body and mind. Having completed their theoretico-artistic education, which, united with the physical development, effects in them a gradual transformation that allows everyone to acquire individuality in the final year of study, they are entrusted with various responsible tasks, such as assisting in a laboratory workshop, or directing the collective work done by the students. The graduates are now well grounded and trained in the various fields of applied and industrial art. umanitaria school. Cabinet making departmentA Study in light and dark walnut with inlays of ivory white linoleum

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