Designa: Technical Secrets of the Traditional Visual Arts (Hardcover)

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This new Wooden Books collection combines six of their existing design titles into one volume. The result is a sourcebook filled with descriptions and illustrations explaining Celtic and Islamic design, as well as the design considerations for curves, perspective, symmetry, and the so-called Golden Section. It makes a great resource for all visual artists and designers or anyone wanting to learn more about visual design. --  Alan D. 

— From February 2015

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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 cultures throughout the world.

About 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781620406595
ISBN-10: 1620406594
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014
Pages: 410
Language: English
Series: Wooden Books