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Dover Pictorial Archives #5-6: Chinese Lattice Designs

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Chinese craft design excelled in the manipulation of geometric space and reached its highest point in the design of window lattices on Chinese houses. Long recognized as an important folk art, window lattices have been generally neglected as an art form and this book is the first work on the subject since the 17th century. Fortunately, it is also the definitive work on the subject, and though no book can present a complete coverage of Chinese lattice, this book is a great classic study and an incredibly rich source of design for Westerners.

More than 1200 designs are shown here, arranged in a clear system of classification that includes 22 areas of related design—borders, brackets, tail pieces, and so on. The lattices are classified according to one basic figure or concept, and the hundreds of beautiful design variations fall into only 26 categories: parallelogram, octagon or octagon square, hexagon, single focus frames, double focus frames, triple focus frames, quintuple focus frames, no focus frames, wedge-lock, presentation, out-lock, in-out bound, the Han line, parallel waves, opposed waves, recurving wave, loop-continued, like swastikas (a Buddhist symbol), unlike swastikas, central Ju I, allover Ju I, S-scroll, U-scroll, rustic ice-ray, symmetrical ice-ray, and square and round. Each category is introduced in sections at the front. In addition, there is usually a short description for each design and every design is designated by name, location, and approximate date of construction.

Professor Dye spent over 21 years studying and copying lattices all over China, and because of the ravages of time and changing cultural values, this collection can probably never be duplicated. Balanced, intricate, sometimes asymmetrical, usually harmonious, these lattice designs present a wealth of material for the Western commercial artist, textile designer, pattern-maker, and craftsman. Reflecting their Chinese heritage, these designs are universal and can be used almost anywhere.

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A collection of 1,239 beautiful geometric designs are shown, with titles, commentaries, and other information: 265 groups of designs based on parallelogram, octagon, hexagon, single-focus frames, wedge-lock, parallel waves, U-scroll, and more.

Synopsis:

Chinese craft design excelled in the manipulation of geometric space and reached its highest point in the design of window lattices on Chinese houses. More than 1200 designs are shown here, arranged in a clear system of classification that includes 22 areas of related design--borders, brackets, tail pieces, etc. 1,239 illustrations.

Synopsis:

The definitive work on an area of Chinese design, long recognized as an important folk art. 1,239 designs are shown, with titles, commentaries, and other information: 265 groups of design based on parallelogram, octagon, hexagon, single focus frames, wedge-lock, parallel waves, swastikas, U-scroll, and more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486230962
Author:
Dye, Daniel S.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dye, Daniel S.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Interior Design
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
China
Subject:
Design - Decorative
Subject:
Collections
Subject:
Clip Art
Subject:
History - Asian
Subject:
Windows
Subject:
Repetitive patterns (Decorative arts)
Subject:
Repetitive patterns (Decorative arts) -- China.
Subject:
Repetitive patterns
Subject:
Lattice windows
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Subject:
Lattice windows -- China.
Subject:
Chinese clip art
Subject:
Chinese patterns
Subject:
Dover
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archives
Series Volume:
5-6
Publication Date:
19740631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
469
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.56 lb

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A collection of 1,239 beautiful geometric designs are shown, with titles, commentaries, and other information: 265 groups of designs based on parallelogram, octagon, hexagon, single-focus frames, wedge-lock, parallel waves, U-scroll, and more.
"Synopsis" by , Chinese craft design excelled in the manipulation of geometric space and reached its highest point in the design of window lattices on Chinese houses. More than 1200 designs are shown here, arranged in a clear system of classification that includes 22 areas of related design--borders, brackets, tail pieces, etc. 1,239 illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
The definitive work on an area of Chinese design, long recognized as an important folk art. 1,239 designs are shown, with titles, commentaries, and other information: 265 groups of design based on parallelogram, octagon, hexagon, single focus frames, wedge-lock, parallel waves, swastikas, U-scroll, and more.
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