Classic Forms: A Source Book for Architects, Designers, Turners and Craftspeople

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Stobart Davies, 2008 - Art - 183 pages
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Classic Forms is an indispensable resource for turners, craftspeople, architects & designers. Topics and designs include mouldings, columns, pedestals, vases (Kraters, tazzas, bowls and urns), balusters, sun dials, basins, tables, candlesticks & lamps, stair rails, table & chair legs, finials, handles, feet and cord pulls, How to turn an object from a design' and Improving a design'. Highly visual, Classic Forms contains over 90 photographs, and more than 500 line drawings which can easily be used in making artefacts. It brings together in a new way foundational concepts from Ancient Greece and Rome and the extensive range of designs in many materials which have evolved from them. It will be invaluable in workshop, studio, design office or study.

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