4000 Flower & Plant Motifs: A Sourcebook

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Batsford, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 384 pages
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Artists, designers, craftspeople, and embroiderers will find endless inspiration in this rich sourcebook, filled with 4,000 beautiful images of flowers and plants in a range of styles and from a variety of historical periods. All the high-quality, beautifully drafted pictures can easily be enlarged and photocopied, and the organization makes it easy to find just what's wanted. The choice is simply astounding. Pore through Egyptian, Greek, Romanesque, Byzantine, Folk, Medieval, Islamic, Chinese, Japanese, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco motifs, blossoming in profusion on the pages. In addition to floral favorites, such as lilies, roses, and tulips, other featured plants include vegetables, a cornucopia of fruits, and trees, from firs to palms. An introductory design class helps readers make the most of this bounty.

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Graham McCallum is an artist, designer and craftsperson. He is the author of 4000 Flower and Plant Motifs , 4000 Animal, Bird and Fish Motifs and 4000 Alphabet and Letter Motifs as well as Pattern Motifs . He teaches and writes on design and lives in Durban, South Africa.

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