Pattern Motifs: A Sourcebook

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 382 pages
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Woodworkers, quilters, glass painters, and other artisans will welcome this awe-inspiring collection of motifs. Thousands of choices--all suitable for reducing or enlarging--range from simple interlacings, braidings, and basket weaves to intricate tartan, paisley, art deco, and arabesque patterns. Varied and beautiful, they also take inspiration from a variety of cultures and historical periods, including ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Celtic, Gothic, and Chinese, as well as contemporary Islamic, African, Asian, Indian, Native American, and Aboriginal. A special topical index makes it quick and easy to locate a desired mood or difficulty level from all the available designs. Author Graham McCallum’s fine draftsmanship makes this large resource an essential addition to the library of every designer and crafter.
 

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Artistic motifs from historic times have a surprisingly pervasive influence on modern design. Like McCallum's4000 Animal, Bird & Fish Motifs , this book is a collection of line-drawing motifs from ... Read full review

Contents

CONTENTS
9
Chinese
149
Early Celtic
181
Barbarian
193
Byzantine
207
Romanesque
231
Gothic
259
Japanese
311
Art Deco
349
Index
384
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