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Treasury of Japanese Designs and Motifs for Artists and Craftsmen

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Treasury of Japanese Designs and Motifs for Artists and Craftsmen

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209 pagine
7 minuti
Pubblicato:
Aug 2, 2012
ISBN:
9780486157641
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A profound sense of the aesthetic beauty in all things pervades the whole of Japanese culture, finding perhaps its clearest expression in the decorative, applied, and pictorial arts. Characterized by a mastery of line and composition, and noted for lyrical scenes of exquisite beauty, the genius of Japanese art has bequeathed to the world a remarkable and distinctive design legacy.
This exceptionally versatile collection of traditional Japanese designs and motifs presents the working artist with a treasury of 360 copyright-free designs. All have been especially adapted by noted artist Carol Belanger Grafton for ready use by illustrators, designers, and craftspeople. Painstaking effort has been made to preserve the original spirit and subtlety of detail while simultaneously sharpening the lines and enhancing the reproducibility of the designs and motifs.
There are several lovely ceramic and textile patterns. However, most of the design motifs in this compendium were taken from woodblock prints. This particular medium was invented in China and introduced to Japan before 1000 A.D., flourishing thereafter and reaching its zenith in the Ukiyo-e ("floating world") school of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Accompanying these depictions of people in traditional garb, and accessories such as fans, keys, kites, and umbrellas, are many charmingly decorative family crests arranged in mostly circular configurations. Also included are full-page compositions of bold geometric design, vignettes of ethereal delicacy, as well as a generous sampling of nature's bounty: cherries, radishes, plum blossoms, lions, elephants, dogs, cranes, parrots, turtles, butterflies, even demons and dragons, and much more―often in several arrangements, many with reversed images.
Artists, designers, illustrators, students, and teachers will find this indispensable collection of 360 traditional Japanese designs and motifs rendered in clean, crisp, black-and-white, copyright-free illustrations to be a remarkably fertile source of illustrative inspiration and design solutions.
Pubblicato:
Aug 2, 2012
ISBN:
9780486157641
Formato:
Libro

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Treasury of Japanese Designs and Motifs for Artists and Craftsmen - Dover Publications

Copyright © 1983 by Dover Publications, Inc.

All rights reserved under Pan American and International Copyright Conventions.

Treasury of Japanese Designs and Motifs for Artists and Crafismen is a new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc., in 1983. For this volume Carol Belanger Grafton selected, redrew and arranged illustrations from Karakusa moyõ hinagata (Patterns of arabesque designs), 1882; Bambutsu hinagata gafu (Picture book of all designs), 1882; Hokusai moyõ gafu, zen (Picture book of Hokusai’s designs), 1892; Shin monchõ daizen (New complete book of crests), 1894; Shindõ iroha inmonchð taizen (New complete work of crests), revised edition, 1900; Kodai moyõ shikizukõ jõ (Picture book of the ancient patterns), n.d.; Mon no izumi (Fountain of crests). 1934; and several unidentifiable volumes of designs.

DOVER Pictorial Archive SERIES

This book belongs to the Dover Pictorial Archive Series. You may use the designs and illustrations for graphics and crafts applications, free and without special permission, provided that you include no more than ten in the same publication or project. (For permission for additional use, please write to Dover Publications, Inc., 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, N.Y. 11501.)

However, republication or reproduction of any illustration by any other graphic service whether it be in a book or in any other design resource is strictly prohibited.

Manufactured in the United States of America

Dover Publications, Inc., 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, N.Y. 11501

Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data

Grafton, Carol Belanger.

Treasury of Japanese designs and motifs for artists and craftsmen.

(Dover pictorial archive series)

1. Decoration and ornament–Japan–Themes, motives.

I. Title. II. Series.

NK1484.A1G7 1983

745.4’4952

82-17754

9780486157641

Table of Contents

Title Page

Copyright Page

PUBLISHER’S NOTE

DOVER PICTORIAL ARCHIVE SERIES

PUBLISHER’S NOTE

Japanese design has a unique place among the world’s

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    This book have beautiful draws to inspire and practice. I fully recommended!

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