Abstract Design and How to Create It
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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IMPLEMENTSI DRAWINGBOARD T AND SETSQUARES 1
IMPLEMENTS AND THEIR UsE
MITRAL ANGLES OF POLYGONAL AND CIRCULAR FORMS 6
UsE or 45 SETSQUARE IN D1v1s1oN or BAND IO
THE TREATMENT 0r THE BORDER
RECTANGULAR AND DIAMOND PLANS 266
SETTING OUT THE NET PATTERN 335
NATURE STUDY AND TREATMENT
DIAGONAL METHOD OF ENLARGING AND REDUCING 376
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All-over pattern angle of 45 arranged ASHANTI band divided band into nine based on chequers Border pattern Centres of curves colour Counter-change pattern cretonnes curved bands decorative deﬁned Detail occupies ﬁve-sevenths Detail occupies four Detail occupies four-sixths Detail occupies six-eighths Detail occupies three-ﬁfths detail space Diamond plan division of band division of total drawing effect Elaboration enclosing borders external lines ﬁrst ﬁve ﬁve-sevenths total width four-sixths of total four-sixths total width Fret pattern geometric Greek Guilloche hexagons inﬂuence interlacing bands Interlacing pattern line at angle line is struck mitral angles Moresque occupies ﬁve-sevenths total occupies four-sixths total occupies six-eighths total occupies three-ﬁfths total one-sixth Pattern formed PATTERNS BASED pencil rectangle repeated Repetition of Border result ROUND ANGLE semicircles set-square side six-eighths of total six-eighths total width square stems struck from centres T-square textiles three-ﬁfths total width tracing-paper treatment undulate line unit variations width of band width of interlacing