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Abstraction in Art and Nature

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In this stimulating, thought-provoking guide, a noted sculptor and teacher demonstrates how to discover a rich new design source in the abstractions inherent in natural forms. Through systematic study of such properties as line, form, shape, mass, pattern, light and dark, space, proportion, scale, perspective, and color as they appear in nature, students can learn to utilize the infinite variety and diversity of those elements as a wellspring of creative abstraction.

The author invites students to learn the necessary techniques through a series of projects devoted to exploring and drawing plants, animals, birds, landscapes, seascapes, skies, and more. Lines of growth and structure, water and liquid forms, weather and atmospheric patterns, luminosity in plants and animals, earth colors and lightning are among the sources of abstraction available to the artist who is aware of them. This book will train you to see and use these elements and many more.

An intriguing blend of art, psychology, and the natural sciences, Abstraction in Art and Nature is profusely illustrated with over 370 photographs, scientific illustrations, diagrams, and reproductions of works by the great masters. It not only offers a mind-stretching new way of learning and teaching basic design, but deepens our awareness of the natural environment. In short, Mr. Hale's book is an indispensable guide that artists, teachers, and students will want to have close at hand for instruction, inspiration, and practical guidance.

Synopsis:

Stimulating, thought-provoking guide to finding rich sources of creative abstraction in lines of growth and structure, water and liquid forms, weather patterns, earth colors, many other natural elements. Over 370 photographs and other illustrations.

Synopsis:

Guide to finding rich sources of abstraction in nature. Over 370 photos and other illus.

Synopsis:

Stimulating, thought-provoking guide shows how to discover a rich new design source in the abstractions inherent in natural forms. Lines of growth and structure, water and liquid forms, weather and atmospheric patterns, luminosity, earth colors, many other elements are shown to be wellsprings of cre

Synopsis:

Stimulating, thought-provoking guide to finding rich sources of creative abstraction in lines of growth and structure, water and liquid forms, weather patterns, earth colors, many other natural elements. Over 370 photographs and other illustrations.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486274829
Author:
Hale, Nathan Cabot
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Art Instruction
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Drawing
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Nature (aesthetics)
Subject:
Art, abstract
Subject:
Natural history -- Pictorial works.
Subject:
Drawing - General
Subject:
Techniques - Drawing
Subject:
Art - Drawing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Series Volume:
pt. 2
Publication Date:
19930431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
11 x 8.25 in 1.75 pd

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"Synopsis" by ,
Stimulating, thought-provoking guide to finding rich sources of creative abstraction in lines of growth and structure, water and liquid forms, weather patterns, earth colors, many other natural elements. Over 370 photographs and other illustrations.

"Synopsis" by , Guide to finding rich sources of abstraction in nature. Over 370 photos and other illus.

"Synopsis" by , Stimulating, thought-provoking guide shows how to discover a rich new design source in the abstractions inherent in natural forms. Lines of growth and structure, water and liquid forms, weather and atmospheric patterns, luminosity, earth colors, many other elements are shown to be wellsprings of cre
"Synopsis" by ,
Stimulating, thought-provoking guide to finding rich sources of creative abstraction in lines of growth and structure, water and liquid forms, weather patterns, earth colors, many other natural elements. Over 370 photographs and other illustrations.

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