Pattern Motifs: A Sourcebook

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., Sep 28, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 384 pages

The next exciting title in the bestselling motif series, 'Pattern Motifs' provides stunning patterns from around the world, and from various historical and cultural periods. They include patterns that have their design source in Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Celts, Islam, India, Africa, and Aboriginal lands but also the worlds of western folk, Gothic, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

The types of pattern provided include interlaced, basketweave, network patterns, web-like patterns, plaited, twisted, chequer, tartan, diaper, chevron, intersection patterns, Paisley and Arabesque.

Author Graham McCallum's fine draughtsmanship makes this large resource of motifs an essential addition to the library of every designer and crafter, whether they are a needleworker, quilter, glass painter or woodworker. All the images are free to be copied and used for further creative work. The detailed index at the back of the book makes the search for the ideal motif quick and easy.

 

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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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About the author (2006)

Graham McCallum is an artist, designer and craftsperson. He is the author of 4000 Flower and Plant Motifs, 4000 Animal, Bird and Fish Motifs and 4000 Alphabet and Letter Motifs as well as Pattern Motifs. He teaches and writes on design and lives in Durban, South Africa.

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