Abstract Design and How to Create It

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Courier Corporation, 1930 - Art - 203 pages
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Students, designers, and craftspeople who want to create their own abstract patterns and designs will find this profusely illustrated guide one of the best books available on the subject. After an introductory chapter dealing with the geometric basis of design, the author goes on to discuss implements and their use (T-square, compass, dividers, ruling pen, etc.), borders, textile patterns, nature study, and treatment.
Over 380 illustrations include many diagrams, designs for title pages, border patterns, allover patterns, textile patterns, and historical examples from an extraordinary number of cultures and periods: Assyrian stone carvings, Greek and Roman jewelry, 18th-century English silverwork, and more. Thorough and comprehensive, Abstract Design and How to Create It will be an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to learn the principles and techniques of creating nonrepresentative designs.
 

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Contents

IMPLEMENTSI DRAWINGBOARD T AND SETSQUARES 1
1
IMPLEMENTS AND THEIR UsE
3
MITRAL ANGLES OF POLYGONAL AND CIRCULAR FORMS 6
7
UsE or 45 SETSQUARE IN D1v1s1oN or BAND IO
13
THE TREATMENT 0r THE BORDER
18
T1zxT1uz PATTERNS
104
RECTANGULAR AND DIAMOND PLANS 266
111
SETTING OUT THE NET PATTERN 335
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CHAPTER PAGE
173
NATURE STUDY AND TREATMENT
189
DIAGONAL METHOD OF ENLARGING AND REDUCING 376
196
Posrscrzrrr
198
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