Composition: Understanding Line, Notan and Color (Google eBook)
A mentor to Georgia O'Keeffe, Dow literally "wrote the book" on composition. First published in 1899, this manual influenced generations of teachers and students. Relevant to all of the visual arts, it employs a workbook format to impart principles regarding harmonic relations between lines, color, and dark and light patterns.
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