ABSTRACT DESIGN AND HOW TO CREATE IT
Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY
This illustrated guide is for those who want to create their own abstract patterns and designs. After an introductory chapter dealing with the geometric basis of design, the author goes on to discuss implements and their use (T-square, compass, dividers, etc.), borders, textile patterns, nature study, and treatment. Over 380 illustrations include many diagrams, designs for title pages, border patterns, allover patterns, textile patterns, and historical examples from an extraordinary number of cultures and periods. This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to learn the principles and techniques of creating non-representative designs.