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forced to recognize very quickly that Denis was incapable of designing `the lines' that we lacked. Baffled and discouraged by the complete incapacity of my new master, and spurred on by the anguish of my father in the face of diminishing orders, empty looms and the threat of closing, I finally said to myself: `After all, what do we really need? ... To devise certain new designs each season, to follow a certain tendency in style and to discover the appropriate raw materials?' This seemed to. me far less difficult than to write a Latin composition or solve a problem in geometry.
What I lacked for this task was technical knowledge. I knew only the rudiments of setting cloth. What I possessed was method, a love of work and determination. One morning when everyone in the main office was aware of the complete checkmate of Monsieur Denis, I dared to speak out:
`Dismiss Denis,' I said ...`Hire a simple setter and let me try with his help to produce "a line"...'
I was criticized for my audacity but I got what I wanted. The languid Denis and his flowery boutonniere were replaced by Martel, a vigorous technician in a blue blouse, with whom I went to work. First, I had to know what the public wanted. What were these English and French lines that were so highly praised? Some old clients, friends of the firm, informed me. They gave me samples. Martel unravelled them and pointed the elements out to me. My desk was covered with little bundles of threads of a thousand different shades. I saw with apprehension that to produce these all-important patterns hundreds of gradations and blendings were necessary. Would my elders, who were so timid, consent to give me the necessary funds?
When Martel and I had drawn up a plan I showed it to my father. He found it too ambitious ... I reduced it. The pedlars of samples who came to see me taught me that one could know in advance what designs and colours the English were going to feature the following season. It was like an incredibly well informed Secret Service in the textile trade ... On the themes indicated by them it was necessary to invent new variations. Here the general principles of the Fine Arts stood me in good stead: `Beauty', Alain had told us, following Kant, `is that which is intelligible
without reflection.' It was as true of a piece of cloth as of a monument, a painting or a poem. I set to work to have Martel produce designs that would be intelligible, simple and elegant. We made our experiments on little jacquard looms, relics of an age that had disappeared, which old

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