Designa

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From the geometric patterns of Islamic art and design to the swirling floral motifs of Celtic art, Designa brings together six elegant and insightful short volumes from the Wooden Books series on art and design including Islamic Design, Celtic Pattern, Curves, The Golden Section, Symmetry, and Perspective. Lavishly illustrated with engravings, woodcuts, and original drawings and diagrams, Designa will inspire readers of all ages to take an interest in the interconnected knowledge of art and design from different ...

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Overview

From the geometric patterns of Islamic art and design to the swirling floral motifs of Celtic art, Designa brings together six elegant and insightful short volumes from the Wooden Books series on art and design including Islamic Design, Celtic Pattern, Curves, The Golden Section, Symmetry, and Perspective. Lavishly illustrated with engravings, woodcuts, and original drawings and diagrams, Designa will inspire readers of all ages to take an interest in the interconnected knowledge of art and design from different cultures throughout the world.

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Individually, Wooden Books' beautifully illustrated petite books on traditional design generated interest among art lovers and book mavens. Now this moderately priced, omnibus one-volume 416-page gathering of six of its titles is certain to attract all those who value traditional visual arts. Designa contains Curves, Symmetry, Perspective, Islamic Design, Celtic Pattern, and The Golden Section. Each of its sections features the woodcuts, engravings, and original drawings and diagrams that made the original books so cherished. Editor's recommendation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620406595
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 10/7/2014
  • Series: Wooden Books Series
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 56,999
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Daud Sutton is director of the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation’s design studio Editio Electrum. He lives in England. Adam Tetlow is an artist and writer. He lives with his wife and three children in rural England. Lisa DeLong has a Ph.D. in the use of geometry in art. A native of Utah, she works in London and around the world promoting excellence in the traditional arts. Dr. Scott Olsen is one of the leading experts on the Golden Section, and an associate professor of philosophy at Central Florida Community College in Ocala, Florida. David Wade is a writer and artist, and the author of the previous Wooden Book, Li: Dynamic Form in Nature. He lives in Wales. Phoebe McNaughton is an industrial graphic designer and a painter. She lives in England.

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