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The bold black and white line drawings in this outstanding collection offer artists and craftspeople a rich and varied source of historic Korean patterns and designs The 142 copyright free motifs, inspired by works of art and design dating from the first through the nineteenth centuries, are varied not only in subject and theme, but in size and shape, ranging from full and half page compositions to borders, panels, medallions, and allover patterns.Artist Madeleine Orban Szontagh found characteristic motifs in a splendid selection of Korean arts and crafts, including embroidered Buddhist and Taoist symbols, jewelry, ornamental tiles, a royal headdress, vases, book covers, screens, and paintings The motifs range from abstract forms to realistic depictions of costumed figures, birds, flowers, and landscapes Moreover, the bold, clear outlines of the drawings make them easy to reproduce and easy to use in a wide variety of arts and crafts....

Title : Traditional Korean Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
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ISBN : 048626646X
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Dover Publications December 20, 2013
Number of Pages : 48 pages
File Size : 881 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Traditional Korean Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive Series) Reviews

  • iEatBBQ
    2019-04-24 10:46

    Not really traditional Korean designs, but just patterns.

  • Ishmawiyl C.
    2019-03-29 08:05

    This book greatly helped me understand Korean Traditional designs and has inspired me artistically to create some beautiful paintings. Thank you!

  • Anna M. Bowen
    2019-04-16 10:52

    lovely book

  • GEP
    2019-04-09 13:47

    Wasn't expecting heavy lines on the designs but not really a problem

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-03-27 12:04

    The pictures were what I was looking for to help with designs on my pottery that I make using blue ink.

  • Iodrome
    2019-04-12 12:39

    Beautiful and detailed designs.

  • busylady
    2019-03-28 06:09

    I just assumed this was copyright free. Stupid of me, but seriously what's the point of this book then?

  • M. Poller
    2019-04-15 05:52

    142 designs all in black and white. Most are too small and busy for goldwork embroidery although some are fine if enlarged. Each design has details of origin and date and what purpose it was used for.