Pattern Design - A Book for Students Treating in a Practical Way of the Anatomy - Planning & Evolution of Repeated Ornament

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Read Books, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 288 pages
PATTERN DESIGN. This is a book for students treating in a practical way of the anatomy, planning and repeated ornament. Originally published in 1903.PREFACE. When it came to the revision of The Anatomy of Pattern with a view to a fifth edition, it seemed to me I had done all I could do to it, that it was past mending, and that the simplest thing would be to start afresh. The present volume, however, though it covers the ground of the former one, and answers much the same purpose, is not the same, but really a new book upon the foundations of the old one, It contains, indeed, all that was in the other, but otherwise expressed. Here and there an explanation or description, which, by revision after revision, had been reduced to the fewest and plainest words I could find, has been allowed to stand. So with the illustrations, the greater number of them are new. Many of the earliest books on weaving, textiles and needlework, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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Fabulous Book, a must for any designer

User Review  - Blakeney - Borders

You won't find any color pictures in this book, as it was written at the turn of the last century (I believe the first edition may have been 1908). Also, for this reason, the author's prose may take ... Read full review

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