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Designs of the World (Paperback)

Eva Wilson, Rebecca Jewell

Series: British Museum Pattern Books

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This is a sourcebook of hundreds of designs drawn from the work of artists and craftsmen throughout time, from the Pacific cultures of Oceania to the rich and varied heritage of Ancient Greece. It is a new title featuring the best from the hugely popular "British Museum Pattern Books" series. It includes an informative introduction and extensive selection of richly illustrated patterns. It is an essential and inspirational sourcebook for designers, craftsmen, teachers and students alike. It includes a free CD with more than 800 images. British Museum Pattern books reproduce in intricate line drawings the rich variety of patterns and designs which decorate art and artefacts in the British Museum and beyond. In this edition, which takes the most striking and intriguing designs from the collection, the great diversity of artistic styles from around the globe is illustrated. The designs are arranged by culture and a concise introduction briefly discusses the historical background of each culture and its designs. Useful information is provided in the notes on the materials, techniques and sources of each design. Featuring patterns from Ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome; Africa and Oceania alongside Early Celtic, Islamic and Medieval art and including designs taken from sculpture, pottery, metalwork, textiles and jewellery and much more, this book is a wonderful visual reference and an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration. The Authors Eva Wilson began work as a potter in Denmark and then became draughtsman to the Archaeological Department of the University of Lund, Sweden. Since 1955 she has worked as a freelance illustrator of specialist and popular books on art and archaeology. Rebecca Jewell formerly worked at the Museum of Mankind, London, and at the Commonwealth Institute, London. She is now a freelance illustrator. Susan Bird worked as the illustrator in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum a post she occupied for twenty years. She now works as a freelance illustrator, ceramicist and painter. Ian Stead is an Iron-Age specialist in the Department of Prehistoric and Romano-British Antiquities at the British Museum, and author of Celtic Art. Karen Hughes is an illustrator working in the Department of Prehistoric and Romano- British Antiquities at the British Museum.

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Imprint: British Museum Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: British Museum Pattern Books
Release date: June 2011
Authors: Eva Wilson • Rebecca Jewell
Dimensions: 245 x 245 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback • DVD-ROM  DVD-ROM
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-0-7141-5088-8
Barcode: 9780714150888
Categories: Promotions
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > BC to 500 CE, Ancient & classical world
LSN: 0-7141-5088-6

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