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Profusely illustrated guide covers geometric basis of design, implements and their use, borders, textile patterns, nature study and treatment. 383 illustrations include many diagrams, designs for title pages, border patterns, allover patterns, textile patterns and historical examples from many cultures and periods. Clear and well written, this volume will be an invaluable resource.

Synopsis:

Geometric basis of design, implements and their use, borders, textile patterns, nature study, and treatment. Over 380 illus.

Synopsis:

Profusely illustrated guide covers geometric basis of design, implements and their use, borders, textile patterns, nature study and treatment. 383 illustrations include many diagrams, designs for title pages, border patterns, allover patterns, textile patterns and historical examples from many cultures and periods. Clear and well written, this volume will be an invaluable resource.

Table of Contents

NOTE OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT

ILLUSTRATIONS

I INTRODUCTORY

    Object of book

    Early essays in design

    Licence and restraint

    Early obsession as to originality

    Invention versus arrangement

    The geometric basis

    Geometric influence in pattern

II IMPLEMENTS AND THEIR USE

    Methodical procedure

    Geometrical drawing

    "Implements, the T-square"

    The set-square

    Use of the 45° set-square

    In defining mitres

    In dividing surfaces

    In formation of the octagon

    Use of the 60° set-square

    In formation of the triangle

    The hexagon

    The diamond pattern

    The hexagonal net

    Mitral angles

    Of hexagons and octagons

    Of the trefoil and quatrefoil

    Of concentric curves meeting parallel straight lines

    Borders of circular and elliptic shapes

    Flexed curves

    Measurement and division of lines

    The dividers

    Division by trial

    Division by bi-section

    Method of division of a line into any number of equal parts

    The compass

    Spring bows

    The large adjustable compass

    Pencil and pen

    The ruling-pen

    Drawing ink

    Tracing-paper and its employment

    Rubbing down a design

    Transfer-paper

    Transferring a design

    The transfer-point

III. THE TREATMENT OF THE BORDER

    Appreciation and historical employment

    Use of the border

    Structural suggestion

    Analogous to mouldings

    Enrichment of mouldings

    Treatment

    The unit

    Modification at angles

    Continuous patterns

    The key or fret

    The evolute

    The undulate

    Consistency in growth suggesion

    Bi-symmetrical treatment

    Accentuation of corners

    Freely arranged growth

    Material for design

    Typographical examples

    Lettering

    Subsidiary borders

    Spacing of lines

    The undulate line

    Conjectural origin

    Influence of material

    Early jewellery and pottery

    Wrought iron

    Influence of tools

    Wood carving

    The gouge

    Thimble pattern in Jacobean wood-carving

    English Renaisance treatment of mouldings

    Old work

    Early craftsmen and tradition

    The professional designer

    Division of labour

    Infraction of craft limitations

    Imitation

    Greek anthemion ornament

    Painted and carved

    Influence on later ornament

    Technical influence in cross-stitch embroidery

    Details of borders

    The fret ornament

    Procedure

    Progressive patterns of borders in which the 45° set -square is employed in conjunction with horizontal and vertical lines

    Description

    Illustrations

    Patterns result of 60° set-square

    Description

    Illustrations

    Patterns in which both set-squares are employed

    Description

    Illustrations

    Patterns formed of segments of circles

    Description

    Illustrations

    Combinations of curved and straight lines

    Description

    Illustrations

    Patterns on the undulate line

    Description

    Illustrations

IV. TEXTILE PATTERNS

    Repetition

    Interest of surface

    Plaiting and weaving

    Juxtaposition of lines

    Importance of straight line

    The unit

    Geometric basis

    The Rectangular and diamond plans

    The drop pattern

    The diaper pattern

    Patterns based on squares

    Lattice or trellis patterns

    Pattern composed of arcs of circles

    Pattern composed of arc of circles and straight lines

    Fret patterns

    Moresque pattern

    Counter-change pattern

    Patterns based on the octagon

    Counter-change pattern

    Arabian all-over

    Patterns based on the hexagon

    Patterns based on circles

    Patterns based on circles

    Persian pattern based on circles

    Sicilian pattern based on circles

    "Types of pattern common to textiles, woven and printed"

    The all-over

    The net pattern

    The scale pattern

    The stripe

    Sprig and spot patterns

    The trellis

    Border designs arraned as all-overs

    Treatment in designs for tapestry

    Designs for hangings

    Designs for wall-papers

    Chinese papers

    Block and roller printing

    Opaque nd transparent colour

    Over-printing

    Description of textile patterns

    Illustrations

V. NATURE STUDY AND TREATMENT

    Object of Nature study

    Selection and treatment

    Setting up the subject

    Record of growth and development

    Consistency to growth and type

    Use of studies

    Conventional renderings

    Elimination and simplification

    Process consideration

    Use of colour

    Self-colour

    Harmony

    Primary and complementary colour

    Treatment of colour scheme

    Opaque colours

    Drawing for reproduction

    Designs for book decoration

    Line and half-tone blocks

    Method of enlargement

    Diagonal method

    Indicating required reduction

    Thickening of lines

    Cross-hatching

POSTSCRIPT

  Hand-loom weaving

  "Needlework, cross-stitch embroidery"

  Sampler

  Swedish peasant weaving

  Example of Arabian design and workmanship

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486276731
Author:
Fenn, Amor
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Art Instruction
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Prof. bks. for tchrs.
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Use of Ornament
Subject:
Design -- Technique.
Subject:
Repetitive patterns
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Repetitive patterns (Decorative arts)
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Illustration
Subject:
abstract
Subject:
Graphic design
Subject:
General-General
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Series Volume:
no.9
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.63 lb

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Profusely illustrated guide covers geometric basis of design, implements and their use, borders, textile patterns, nature study and treatment. 383 illustrations include many diagrams, designs for title pages, border patterns, allover patterns, textile patterns and historical examples from many cultures and periods. Clear and well written, this volume will be an invaluable resource.
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