Students, designers, and craftspeople who want to create their own abstract patterns and designs will find this profusely illustrated guide one of the best books available on the subject After an introductory chapter dealing with the geometric basis of design, the author goes on to discuss implements and their use T square, compass, dividers, ruling pen, etc , borders, textile patterns, nature study, and treatment.Over 380 illustrations include many diagrams, designs for title pages, border patterns, allover patterns, textile patterns, and historical examples from an extraordinary number of cultures and periods Assyrian stone carvings, Greek and Roman jewelry, 18th century English silverwork, and Thorough and comprehensive, Abstract Design and How to Create It will be an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to learn the principles and techniques of creating nonrepresentative designs....
|Title||:||Abstract Design and How to Create It (Dover Art Instruction)|
|Publisher||:||Dover Publications Reprint edition October 18, 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
|File Size||:||881 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Abstract Design and How to Create It (Dover Art Instruction) Reviews
The back cover says it all: "Students, designers, and craftspeople who want to create their own abstract patterns and designs will find this profusely illustrated guide one of the best books availabe on the subject. After an introductory chapter dealing with the geometric basis of design, the author goes on to discuss implements and their uses, borders, textile patterns, nature study and treatement."
Not worth the read or the money. This digital edition is not practical, with images and their corresponding plates parted by several pages. The text is of marginal significance to the subject, too general. A method for step by step production of designs was absent. Its only use might be as a reference for the designs provided which I am sure can be found better reproduced and explained elsewhere. Thoroughly disappointed especially since the title was promising.
The book is very informative. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning abstract painting design and how to create it.
Much less than I expected and the writing style was a big yawn.
book is completely worthless, I show it to people as a joke. I actually gave it away at school. It's pretty lame.
There are very few books that explain geometric design the way it is done in this book. If you are graphics designer and you are interested in mathematics and art this is one of these books you probably should have. You have here practically all you need to understand and execute geometric art.
The present book is an abrideged republication of a 1930 book. Therefore, it is not reasonable to expect many color pictures, in particular in a Dover reprint. The pictures are all black and white, save for a color plate on the back of the front color.